ATLANTA (WISH/WLFI) – The 2018 Super Bowl will not be hosted by Indianapolis.
Minneapolis was chosen as the host city after Indianapolis received the fewest number of votes in the first round of voting.
Groups from Indianapolis, New Orleans and Minneapolis presented their bids for the Super Bowl Tuesday afternoon.
Indianapolis’ plan was to emphasize the Circle City’s past success as a Super Bowl host, and unveil a new Legacy Project that would emphasize improving safety and youth football.
Former Indianapolis Colt Jeff Saturday and Colts owner Jim Irsay wrapped up the city’s presentation.
Gov. Mike Pence, who served as one of the Honorary Co-Chairs of the 2018 Super Bowl Bid Committee, released the following statement Tuesday in regards to Indianapolis’ Super Bowl LII bid opportunity.
“Indiana presented a compelling bid in Atlanta, and I commend the Super Bowl Bid Committee and all those who spent countless hours putting together a bid packet that told Indiana’s story so well,” said Pence. “Although the Super Bowl will not be coming to Indianapolis in 2018, we look forward to another opportunity to showcase our Hoosier hospitality and all that Indiana has to offer.”