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Indianapolis may have to wait for a while, before getting the chance to host another Super Bowl.
The Circle City made the final three for the bid to host Super Bowl LII in 2018, but eventually ended up in third place. Minneapolis won the right to host the event, with New Orleans coming in second place. With another cold weather city getting the chance to host a Super Bowl, Indianapolis may have to get to the back of the line.
Minnesota is building a massive new stadium, to open in 2016. The $1 billion monstrosity is no doubt a major reason why the frozen city won the bidding process. Indianapolis hosted an amazing Super Bowl in its first attempt, and New Orleans will be celebrating their 300th anniversary as a city in 2018, but both places still fell short.
This acceptance could (and most likely will) open the door for any city (cold or otherwise) who chooses to build a new stadium, getting favor by the league to host the big game. When it comes down to it, the NFL is all about revenue, and that is what new stadiums bring. The league has also already discussed having a future Super Bowl in London.
Indianapolis may have knocked Super Bowl XLVI out of the park, but their success may have also brought about their eventual demise to host another big game any time soon. Indianapolis helped prove that a cold weather city can handle the Super Bowl, and now every city in the league will be clamouring to show the NFL what money that can bring in. The Indianapolis Colts will most likely make it to a Super Bowl, before their city gets to host another one. Indianapolis swung for the fences with their Super Bowl hosting and their new bid, but may have also put themselves on the bench for quite some time.