Indy mayor: City wants to host Super Bowl again




INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard says the city that just hosted its first Super Bowl wants to do it again in the near future.

Ballard said Saturday at the NFL combine that within the next couple of years, Indianapolis likely will put a bid together.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said the city did a "fantastic" job of hosting the 46th Super Bowl, praising Ballard, Colts owner Jim Irsay and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels for their efforts.

Indianapolis probably wouldn't host the game again until at least 2017. Super Bowls are booked through 2015, and Indy is committed to hosting the Women's Final Four basketball tournament in 2016.