ATLANTA — As the spring NFL owners meeting kicked off in Atlanta Tuesday morning, the team that will present Indianapolis’ bid for the Super Bowl in 2018 said they’re ready to go.
Indianapolis will present third, after Minneapolis and New Orleans. They’ll get 15 minutes for a multimedia presentation pitching owners on Indy as the place to be for Super Bowl LII.
Former Colts player Jeff Saturday and chairwoman Allison Melangton will make the presentation. Colts’ owner Jim Irsay–who is in town despite pending charges for his March drunk driving arrest–will get another five minutes to make a more personal pitch.
Owners will then vote by secret ballot. The vote could take more than one round, depending on whether a city gets a super majority the first time around or not.
Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., who presented Indy’s bid for Super Bowl XLVI, said it’s hard to say how owners will vote ahead of time and that he hasn’t noticed as much lobbying among the cities as in years past.
Speaking to media Tuesday morning, Saturday said the team has worked out its kinks and is ready to go with their presentation.
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