Super Bowl Host Committee Releases Final Numbers
Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman Mark Miles (WIBC.com photo: Mike Corbin)
The Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee has released some final numbers.
Committee CEO Mark Miles says they've raised and are investing $154 million for some 250 housing units as part of the Super Bowl Legacy Project. Miles says the east side neighborhood revival project is the jewel in the committee's lasting crown. He also says the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center is almost done and slated for opening January 12th.
Host Committee head Allison Melangton says the committee has also raised close to $27 million, surpassing the $25 million goal needed to host the 2012 Super Bowl. Melangton says 8600 volunteers will work the event in addition to 800 committee members.
Committee officials also say the city has fixed the Pan Am Garage which has been plagued by structural and water issues. They say ESPN will takeover Pan Am Plaza and begin broadcasting live there the week prior to the Super Bowl.