This past weekend in New Orleans, representatives from Indianapolis met with NFL officials to discuss the possibilities of the Circle City hosting the Super Bowl for a second time. The bid process for a Super Bowl is a long and detailed series of preparations and presentations, that are years in the making. After preliminary talks began at the host city for Super Bowl XLVII this past weekend, it seems to be more clear now that Indianapolis will indeed attempt to bring the big game back.
For a number of reasons, Indianapolis knocked their Super Bowl host opportunity out of the park. A centralized city with an abundance of hospitable volunteer citizens, coupled with a little help from a friendly Mother Nature, helped Indianapolis to please and surprise almost every one who took part in the week-long festivities. In fact, the NFL has now imposed a rule that every host city must now put together a set-up similar to the Super Bowl village that was built around and through several main streets in downtown Indianapolis.
The bidding process for the 2018 Super Bowl will begin this August. If Indianapolis wishes to put their name in the ring, they must send out a pre-bid this Summer, in order to be considered as a finalist. If selected, then the finalist teams will put together their official bid in 2014, in hopes of hosting the game in 2018. Other cities, such as Minnesota and San Fransisco, have already been considered as being interested in bidding for that same year. Only nine cities in the NFL have been offered the chance to host multiple Super Bowls.