Multiple local news sources are reporting that Indianapolis civic leaders will soon announce the city's plans to bid for a second Super Bowl. The Feb. 5, 2012 event was a resounding success for the city thanks to unseasonably warm weather, a monumental volunteer effort and a series of Super Bowl firsts including the popular Super Bowl Village.
No word yet whether the city will bid on the 2016 game, the next one the NFL will award. The city hopes to find itself in the regular rotation of host cities, joining the likes of Miami and greater Phoenix. Indy's compact, clean downtown is a big asset, though league officials have suggested the city will need more hotel rooms to make the regular rotation.
The 2013 Super Bowl is slated for New Orleans, the 2014 game will be played in New York, and the 2015 game is scheduled for Glendale, Arizona.
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