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Loss Of Super Bowl Could Cost City Of Indianapolis $200M

Losing the Super Bowl would be an expensive proposition for the city of Indianapolis. With labor strife surrounding the league, Ball State professor estimates that losing the big game would cost the city $200 million. The city is expected to make over $400 million if the game proceeds as scheduled at Lucas Oil Stadium. “We absolutely mean what we’ve been saying and that is we believe common sense will prevail,” 2012 host committee chairman Mark Miles told the Associated Press “If there is a lockout or any other scenario, we’re going to try and block that out and have blinders on because we believe we’re going to have a game in 2012.

“We’ve thought about every imaginable scenario and we can be ready in February. The drop dead date for the league to have a season, I think, would probably be earlier than it would be for us because we’re not going to slow down. We’re going to be ready.” Miles said he’s sticking with preparation plans as if the game will kick off next February. “I make it a point not to have that ticking digital clock in my office,” Miles said. “In many respects, we’ve been at full speed for three years and we feel things are on track. No additional adrenaline is needed.”

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