Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wabash Alum Has Super Interest in Super Sunday

Wabash alum, Mark Miles '76 will be paying close attention to the Super Bowl on Sunday - like millions of other fans. However, he won't be focusing on the commercials, or even the action on the field.

Miles has been selected by Indianapolis mayor Greg Ballard to chair a group that will decide whether the city has everything in place to bid for the 2012 event. He and the rest of the group will head to Arizona for some fact-finding during this year's Super Bowl.

Indianapolis has a good shot at hosting the big game, as the city was a finalist for the 2011 Super Bowl, along with Dallas. Dallas was eventually chosen.

Miles, a former Little Giant tennis player, has plenty of experience with large events. He was instrumental in bringing the Pan American Games to Indy in 1987 as the president of the organizing committee. He also served as CEO of the Association of Tennis Professionals, the men's professional tennis players' association, for 15 years.

Miles spoke to Inside Indiana Business about some of the items the NFL requires of any city planning to host the Super Bowl.

Click here to read Wabash SID Brent Harris's take on Miles and the Super Bowl

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