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Indy to Make Super Bowl Bid Tuesday

5/16/2008

The Indianapolis Super Bowl bid committee has $25 million in private donations in support of Tuesday's formal presentation to the NFL owners during meetings in Atlanta.

Forrest Lucas of Lucas Oil Company kicked in a million dollars to reach the goal. Most of the 100 companies and individuals gave anonymously.

Mark Miles with the bid committee revealed one big lesson learned from last year's presentation. This year the NFL staff made it clear that up until 7pm the day before the presentation, cities cannot take anything off the table but are able to offer more enhancements. Miles says it's really a game of poker that continues until the deadline the night before.

Miles says Indy's Super Bowl bid presentation is Tuesday afternoon after 2pm and will take 15 minutes. He still won't reveal anything about it or even who the presenters will be, still maintaining an element of surprise with the owners and not tipping any cards to Phoenix or Houston.

Voting among the NFL owners begins immediately after the cities complete their pitches. The first city that gets seventy percent of the vote wins the 2012 Super Bowl.
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