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Indy will bid on 2012 Super Bowl
By Rob Schneider
rob.schneider@indystar.com

Indianapolis will try once more to lure a Super Bowl game to the city, officials said today.

Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association President Bob Bedell said Mayor-elect Greg Ballard's transition team has given the ICVA the green light to begin the process of bidding for the 2012 game. Given the city's experience earlier this year, this effort should be easier to pull together, Bedell said.

While Ballard has yet to appoint a point person, the ICVA didn't want to lose any time and is now reviewing the NFL's requirements for a host city.

One of those requirements: that the host can accommodate a fan and community event for 50,000.

NFL teams owners earlier this year awarded the 2011 game to Dallas.

Bids for the 2012 game are due April 1. A decision is expected at the owners meeting in Atlanta in June.