Saturday will pitch Indy as Super Bowl site

May, 19, 2014
May 19
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ATLANTA -- Jeff Saturday was the anchor of the offensive line and responsible for snapping the ball to quarterback Peyton Manning during his 13 years at center for the Indianapolis Colts.

Now Saturday is prepared to assist in another way for Indianapolis.

He'll be a part of the group from Indianapolis making a pitch to the NFL owners for the city to host the Super Bowl in 2018 during the league meetings Tuesday.

Saturday will follow Indiana Sports Corp president Allison Melangton in giving his pitch.

"I'm excited to get in front of the owners and present for our city," Saturday said. "It's not about what we did in 2012. I look forward to Super Bowl 52 being in Indianapolis. I think it'll be a great day for all of us."

Indianapolis hosted the Super Bowl in 2012 and earned raved reviews for how well it was ran.

The city has its hands full on earning another Super Bowl because it's going up against New Orleans and Minneapolis. New Orleans is a perfect 10 for 10 in its Super Bowl bids and Minneapolis will have a new $1 billion stadium by 2018.

The group from Indianapolis already has more than $30 million in private donations to fund the planning committee's expenses.

"I get to travel throughout the city and the nation and deal with media. I've never heard anybody say anything except, 'That is the best Super Bowl experience I've ever had,'" Saturday said. "I think people should get a hold of that. I got to experience it. Unfortunately I was watching it instead of playing in it. But it was a fantastic event."

Mike Wells

ESPN Indianapolis Colts reporter

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