Last year, Indy officials found themselves defending our city as a Super Bowl host because cold weather caused major delays, closings and travel headaches during Super Bowl Super Bowl XLVI in Dallas. The question was raised whether or not it was appropriate for a "cold weather" city to host and if Indy could truly ensure a strong Super Bowl experience. For those who detest cold weather and view the Super Bowl as a warm vacation, there is no doubt that any cooler climate host is going to be unappealing.
NFL senior vice president Frank Supovitz visited Indianapolis last week to evaluate the city's preparation progress. While negotiations between players and NFL owners are ongoing, Supovitz publicly announced that Indy would get another shot at hosting if the February 5th game was canceled. This could come as early as 2015. Since Indy was awarded Super Bowl XLVI, the city has been working diligently to ensure we are a successful host city.