The College Playoff committee has announced Indianapolis will host the 2022 College Football Playoff Championship game.
Visit Indy Senior Vice President of Communications Chris Gahl says the city as a whole helps land these large-scale events.
“It was really team Indy. It was the airport, the Colts, the Indiana convention center, Lucas Oil Stadium. It was our friends at the Indiana Sports Corp; the longest running oldest sports commission in the nation,” says Gahl. “Team Indy stepped up very quickly, within 5 or 6 weeks and got the bid together and ultimately scored a touchdown.”
With the hospitality sector employing 77,800 full-time people from Central Indiana, Indiana Sports Corp President Ryan Vaughn says the city outworks its size, and credits the teamwork.
“You know, by all accounts, a city our size, we really sort of out-punch our weight class relative to attracting these large-scale events and it’s because of that collaboration,” says Vaughn.
Indiana Sports Corp and Visit Indy estimate more than $150 million in economic impact will be generated from more than 100,000 visitors in town for the events.