Sports Corp. president likes Indy’s chances as 2018 host

The competitive streak in Allison Melangton soon will be put to the ultimate test.

This week, Melangton, the Indiana Sports Corp. president who presided over Indianapolis’ Super Bowl Host Committee in the years leading up to Super Bowl XLVI, learned that New Orleans planned to bid on the 2018 Super Bowl in conjunction with what will be the city’s 300th anniversary.

New Orleans’ announcement comes six months after Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard officially announced his city’s plans to bid for the 2018 game.

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