Advertisement

 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -Indianapolis will make another bid to host the Super Bowl in the new Lucas Oil Stadium.
Despite the excitement generated from the Indianapolis Colts' still-fresh Super Bowl championship, pitches from coach Tony Dungy and Speedway owner Tony George and even a Top 10 list from Indianapolis native David Letterman, NFL owners voted in May to play the 2011 Super Bowl in the Cowboys' new $1 billion stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Now, Indy officials have decided to make another try next spring for the 2012 NFL championship.
Visitors Association said Friday. ``Every NFL city has received the bid specifications from the league. Indianapolis will be moving forward on that.''
The bid deadline is April 1, Benner said. The winner is expected to be announced at the owners' annual spring meeting May 19-21 in Atlanta.
This year's bid package for the 2011 Super Bowl included commitments of more than $25 million, the availability of some 27,000 hotel rooms, sites for dozens of related events and accommodations for fans and media.
The Texas bid, made more attractive with the prospect of some 30,000 more seats available than in the new Indianapolis stadium, won 17-15 on the fourth ballot by the owners.
Benner said the Indianapolis bid for the 2012 game probably would be ``very similar'' to the last one.
``We came so close to being successful with the last one,'' he said. ``To my understanding, there's not a great variance in the bid specifics from the last one. So why reinvent the wheel?''
Lucas Oil Stadium is scheduled to open next season.

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Chiefs vs. Bears Preseason Pick Will the Chiefs win their first preseason game of 2016 when they visit the Bears today at 1:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Lions vs. Ravens Pick Can the Baltimore Ravens stay unbeaten in the NFL Preseason when they host the Detroit Lions tonight at 7PM ET?
Thumbnail Steelers vs. Saints Preseason Pick The line has jumped two full points in tonight's preseason matchup between the Steelers and Saints at 8:00PM ET. Will tonight be...
Thumbnail Patriots vs. Panthers Preseason Pick Will the Panthers cover as home favorites tonight at 7:30PM ET when they host the Patriots in the teams' "dress rehearsal?"
Thumbnail Packers vs. 49ers Preseason Pick With Aaron Rodgers stepping on the field, can he lead the Green Bay Packers to a road win over the San Francisco 49ers tonight at...
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages