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Fans Flocking To Indianapolis Super Bowl Activities

Indianapolis

The Super Bowl game is less than a week away and football fans are flocking to downtown Indianapolis to be part of an event that’s been years in the making.

With a flash of his California driver’s license, a man named Love TwentyTwo introduces himself as someone who has been to 8 Super Bowls.

“It was in San Diego and I was hooked and now I go, especially when the Patriots are playing because I’m a Patriots fan,” he says.

This is his first trip to Indianapolis and so far he’s been impressed with the Super Bowl preparations.

With over 8,000 volunteers and 800 committee chairs, Super Host Public Relations Committee Co-Chair Bill Benner says this week is the culmination of planning that started in May of 2008.

“Our intent here is to overwhelm people with our kindness, not phony kindness, but what generally comes from the way we Hoosiers are,” Benner says.

But the biggest challenge is yet to come. Benner says most of the visitors who have descended on the city thus far are from Indiana. He says out-of-towners won’t begin arriving in mass until Thursday… and that could cause some major traffic jams.

“Moving those people into our very compact confined downtown area and then moving them back to their place of lodging when they are done enjoying some of the activities.”

There are a number of road closures and detours set up around the city. You can find a link to parking and driving information HERE.

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