Colts aim to be the centre of the NFL world in four seasons.
Indianapolis is looking to up its credibility even more in the NFL world with news they are planning on bidding for the rights to host the 2018 Super Bowl.
Indy is likely to go head-to-head with New Orleans, Denver and Minneapolis to be the host of one of the biggest sporting events in the world, not just the United States.
Gov. Mike Pence, mayor Greg Ballard and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced at an event at Lucas Oil Stadium that the city plans to bid for the 2018 Super Bowl.
“This is really unprecedented because we are going after this Super Bowl on the merits of the greatness we accomplished,” Irsay said.
“We are the gold standard on how Super Bowls are run.”
The Colts and the city around them have shown they are capable of doing a good job in hosting the Super Bowl, having received high marks for heir 2012 effort when the New York Giants played the New England Patriots.
And it is that track-record the bidding committee hopes will put them over the top of their competitors.
The Super Bowl Advisory Committee will decide which cities will be asked to bid during the NFL’s fall league meetings in Washington in October.
The owners will then select the winner during the spring meetings in Atlanta in May.