Super Bowl XLVI


Super Bowl XLVI

infobox | above = Super Bowl XLVI


label1 = Away Team
data1 = NFC Champion
label2 = Home Team
data2 = AFC Champion
label3 = Date
data3 = February 5, 2012cite web | url=http://www.nfl.com/news/story;jsessionid=B30F07006C09A9220AC1888AE9CF1531?id=09000d5d80869c8b&template=with-video&confirm=true | title=Indianapolis awarded 2012 Super Bowl | publisher=NFL.com | date=2008-05-20 | accessdate=2008-05-20]
label4 = Stadium
data4 = Lucas Oil Stadium
label5 = City
data5 = Indianapolis, Indiana
headerstyle = background:#efefef;
header6 = TV in the United States
label7 = Network
data7 = NBC
label8 = Announcers
data8 = "To be announced"

Super Bowl XLVI will be the 46th annual edition of the Super Bowl in American football, and the 42nd annual championship game of the modern-era National Football League (NFL). The game is scheduled to be played on February 5, 2012 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.cite web | url=http://www.nfl.com/news/story;jsessionid=B30F07006C09A9220AC1888AE9CF1531?id=09000d5d80869c8b&template=with-video&confirm=true | title=Indianapolis awarded 2012 Super Bowl | publisher=NFL.com | date=2008-05-20 | accessdate=2008-05-20] This will be the first time that the Super Bowl will be played in Indiana, the state best known for hosting the Indianapolis 500, and the city that serves as the home of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) headquarters.

In the United States, the game will be televised nationally by NBC.

Host selection process

Three cities presented bids for the game:

*On January 31, 2008, the Greater Houston, Texas Convention and Visitors Bureau announced their plans to host the game at Reliant Stadium, and holding events at the surrounding Reliant Park, hoping that their city would host the championship game for the third time.cite web | url=http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2008/01/28/daily33.html | title=Houston to bid for Super Bowl XLVI | publisher=Houston Business Journal | date=2008-01-31 | accessdate=2008-04-03]

*On February 19, 2008, the City of Indianapolis, led by Colts owner Jim Irsay and Indianapolis mayor Greg Ballard, officially announced details about their intentions to bid for Super Bowl XLVI.cite web | url = http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080219/LOCAL/80219052 | title = Ballard says it's a go: Indy will seek 2012 Super Bowl | publisher = Indianapolis Star | date = 2008-02-18 | accessdate = 2008-02-18] cite web | url=http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080401/LOCAL18/804010358/1304/frontpagecities | title=Draft bid due for 2012 Super Bowl | publisher=Indianapolis Star | date=2008-04-01 | accessdate=2008-04-01] Part of the agreement included a proposal to build a practice facility on the campus of Arsenal Technical High School that would be used for the school's use after the Super Bowl.

*On March 6, 2008, one month after hosting Super Bowl XLII at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, the second Super Bowl held in the Phoenix metropolitan area, the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee led by Committee chair Mike Kennedy formally announced their intentions to bid for another one.cite web | url=http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/stories/2008/03/03/daily62.html | title=Arizona will bid to host 2012 Super Bowl | publisher=Phoenix Business Journal | date=2008-03-07 | accessdate=2008-04-03]

NFL franchise owners selected the Indianapolis bid at their meeting on May 20 2008.cite web | url=http://www.nfl.com/news/story;jsessionid=B30F07006C09A9220AC1888AE9CF1531?id=09000d5d80869c8b&template=with-video&confirm=true | title=Indianapolis awarded 2012 Super Bowl | publisher=NFL.com | date=2008-05-20 | accessdate=2008-05-20]

References

External links

* [http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/futuresites Future Super Bowl sites]


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