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NFL Takes Preliminary Look at Super Bowl Bid

4/24/2008

NFL staff members took a preliminary look at the 2012 Super Bowl bid for Indianapolis.

Mark Miles, the head of the team submitting the bid, just returned from the meeting in New York City.

Miles says Indianapolis got very high marks for hotel capacity, a sore point in the past. He says the NFL staff is very aware of the quality of the new Lucas Oil Stadium for hosting a Super Bowl event.

Miles also said the staff liked the proposed community events involved in staging the game. Those ideas are still under wraps, but Miles expects they will be made public soon.

The final Super Bowl bid is due on May 9. The formal presentation and decision happens at the team owners meeting May 19- 21 in Atlanta.

It's the second year in a row that Indianapolis has tried to score one of the world's biggest sporting events. Dallas got the nod in last year's bidding for Super Bowl XLV in 2011.

The competition for hosting the 2012 game includes Phoenix and Houston.
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