Indianapolis wins bid for 2012 Super Bowl

The NFL owners have spoken and the work of the Indianapolis community over the past 25 years has paid off. The 2012 Super Bowl will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Economic Impact Expected to be in Millions

Moments ago, National Football League owners, meeting in Atlanta, voted to award the 2012 Super Bowl to Indianapolis over competing offers from Houston and the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Ariz. The decision is expected to mean an economic bonanza for the Indianapolis region as well as global media attention. A study released in April from Ball State University’s Bureau of Business Research suggests that the Indianapolis region stands to receive a $365 million economic boost from the event.

This economic success comes on the heels of years of hard work by hundreds of people in and around Indy. After falling short last year in its bid for the 2011 game, Indy chose to “double down” on the community theme, involving thousands of volunteers, young and old, online and offline, to secure victory this time around.

For more information, see Indy’s Super Bowl Website.

All the hard work and community involvement paid off…

33 Indiana 8th graders prepare to deliver Indianapolis’ bid for Super Bowl 2012
The photo above was taken from this video, which can be seen at the Indianapolis Super Bowl bid site.

After months of preparation, Indianapolis’ bid to for Super Bowl 2012 was hand delivered recently to the various NFL owners by local students and their chaperones. Sending 8th graders to NFL and team headquarters all around the country was just one way Indinapolis made good on its goal to involve the whole community in its bid to host the 2012 Super Bowl here. Always supportive Colts owner, Jim Irsay, was on hand to encourage the students and help to send them on their way.