Originally Posted by DTCromer
The media was actually very respectful of Detroit and the weather was crappy, if I recall.
Indy is, by far, a much better looking city than Detroit and much fan-friendly. They announced today that they're going to renovate an IPS (Indianapolis Public School) by throwing 9 million into that project alone. I know they have plenty of other plans for downtown including a plan to create a "Super Bowl Village."
Indy will be very, very ready for the Super Bowl. They should've gotten in last year until Jerry Jones came in at the last second and threw money into the proposal. Everyone thought Indy's was the most impressive bid last year and this year's was even better.
I've been to Indy once for a wedding at the place downtown that was once the train station. Very nice. I think Indy will do a fine job hosting the Super Bowl. I actually think that places like Indy and Cincinnati, if Cincinnati gets the Banks Project complete, would be nice places for the Super Bowl because they have nice, compact downtown areas with convention space for the NFL experience and the possibility for creating an entertainment district downtown. Cleveland will always be a bad place for a Super Bowl, dome or no dome, because the prevailing winds off the lake make spending any more time than you have to downtown in the winter absolute torture. It's one thing to be cold, but Cleveland in February can be cold, wet and windy all at once.