Indianapolis ideal situation for Super Bowl XLVI
Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium, site of the NFL Combine that wraps up today, will host the Super Bowl next February. Indications are it should be an ideal situation that Mother Nature won't be able to wreck.
The stadium is located downtown in a thriving area full of restaurants and drinking establishments.
Also, the downtown is connected by a system of tunnels and indoor walkways that will take the weather out of the equation if it’s cold and nasty like it was in Dallas several weeks ago.
Indianapolis gets snow and ice and knows how to handle it, unlike Dallas. On Thursday night an ice storm there was followed by about 5 inches of snow. It took a solid 10 minutes to scrape my car windows and I was not looking forward to the drive. I had about a 15-mile drive in from the northern suburbs. I was directed to take a snow emergency route that took me within a block of the stadium. It was like taking Woodward to Detroit only it was more residential, it was scraped and salted by 6:45 a.m. and there wasn't a hooker in sight. It was an easy drive on a horrible snowy day.
If you ask me it all sets up for a good situation for a Super Bowl.
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