Indy to learn fate of Super Bowl bid this week

New Orleans, Minneapolis also in running

For the next 48 hours, one question will loom above all others in Indianapolis: Will we be hosting another Super Bowl?

On Tuesday afternoon in Atlanta, NFL owners will vote on that decision. Right before that, organizers will have to make their final pitches.

At the street level in Indianapolis, fans say the city has proven it can host major sporting events.

"With the size of our city, everything is in walking distance, so it's really hard to beat," said Indianapolis sports fan Kevin Bolin.

The Circle City will have to beat out New Orleans and Minneapolis to host the Super Bowl in 2018.

That year, New Orleans will celebrate its tricentennial, and Minneapolis will boast a brand new stadium.

The Indianapolis Super Bowl Bid Committee isn't saying what's in its 900-page bid to NFL owners – other than the possibility of more downtown hotels.

"It's not Los Angeles. It's not Oakland. It's not San Francisco. It's not Boston … but at the same time, it's still one of the leading cities in the U.S.," said one Indianapolis 2018 supporter.

Many people cite the highly praised 2012 game as reason enough to give Indy a second shot.

"I think we should get it before anybody else, but we'll see what the experts say," one fan told us.

NFL owners will vote on the 2018 Super Bowl host after hearing one last 15-minute presentation from each of the three finalist cities.

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