The Super Bowl Host Committee served as the city’s ambassadors for incoming Super Bowl fans, players and media. In an effort to showcase Hoosier hospitality, they designated and ran 20 Super Celebration sites around Indianapolis. They also managed local resources such as city services, event venues, accommodations and thousands of volunteers.
Their efforts were enjoyed by more than 1.1 million visitors to Super Bowl Village and more than 265,000 visitors to the NFL experience in downtown Indianapolis.
“Seeing the thousands of people who volunteered their time to prepare Indiana for the Super Bowl brought a great sense of pride to be a Hoosier,” said Rep. Baird. “The Hoosier hospitality we were able to display to people from all over the nation spoke volumes about the kind of people who live here in Indiana, and I am extremely pleased that the General Assembly is taking the time to honor the Super Bowl Host Committee.”
Led by Chairman Mark Miles and CEO Allison Melangton, the Super Bowl Host Committee consisted of 35 staff members, 150 volunteer co-chairs and over 8,000 volunteers.
During Tuesday’s legislative session, the committee’s accomplishments were recognized with a standing ovation from all legislators, staff and members of the public that were present.
Rep. Jim Baird represents District 44 which includes all of Putman County and parts of Clay, Parke and Vigo Counties. Rep. Baird is a member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee and the Ways and Means Committee.