Wednesday, January 31, 2007

It's about time!

According to the Indianapolis Business Journal, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is committing $1 million toward a bid by Indianapolis to host the 2011 Super Bowl, the city announced this morning.

Irsay will co-chair the organization created to pursue the event, Indianapolis 2011 Inc. Other co-chairs are Mayor Bart Peterson, Gov. Mitch Daniels and Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Tony George, says the on-line report.


Sir Hailstone said...

$1 million? Talk about cheapskate! Jim you can do better than $1 million.

If you want to talk about someone who has staff and contacts to put together an event like this - Tony George can get it done. Regardless of your opinion of his handling of open wheel racing, he brings in crowds of roughly 300,000+ for the Indy 500, 125,000 for the US Grand Prix and 400,000 (at least!) for the Brickyard 400.

Mike Kole said...

That leaves him roughly $120 million from the publicly funded stadium's naming rights.

(sarcasm alert) Jim Irsay sure is a giving, public-spirited man.