Indiana Sports Corporation president Susan Williams said on Wednesday that it’s “highly unlikely” that Indianapolis will make a bid to host the FBS (read: Division I-A) national championship game, which will make its debut in 2015.
The city already has the Big Ten football title game through 2015, the men’s Final Four in 2015 and the women’s Final Four in 2016, and it is planning to bid for the 2016 Olympic trials and the 2018 Super Bowl. “Therefore, just for purposes of the press, and to tie a ribbon around this topic, it is highly unlikely that Indianapolis will pursue the BCS national championship in the near future,” Williams said. “And I underline, near future.”
The likes of Atlanta, Dallas, Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa are expected to be the primary competitors to host the game.