At the end of August, the city of Indianapolis officially announced that they were going to make a run to host the 2018 Super Bowl. Today, the NFL officially announced the three finalists, and Indianapolis made the cut. They now have the go-ahead to present their bid for the 2018 Super Bowl.
The other finalists chosen were Minneapolis and New Orleans. Several have pointed out that New Orleans' case is hurt due to the blackout this past year, and that is absolutely true. But don't rule them out by any means.
It won't be an easy race, but this is one that Indy really can win.
The last Super Bowl in Indianapolis was a huge success. Media and fans alike were raving about the city's performance, and all agreed that it would only be a matter of time before the game returned to Indy. Some media members even suggested that the city should be a part of the (unofficial) regular rotation to host.
There's no doubt that it was a huge success in almost every category last time, in 2012. Perhaps the best thing, however, was the weather, as it was great - especially for January/February. That can't be expected to happen next time, but there's no doubt that the city would be ready for it. And it wouldn't affect the game itself, since Lucas Oil Stadium has a retractable roof.
Despite the resounding success last time, there are more than a few people who don't want the Colts to host it because they don't think the city can do any better than it did the first time. While that is probably true, it shouldn't scare away the Super Bowl from Indianapolis just because of that.
What do you all think? Do you want to see another Super Bowl in Indy?