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"Indianapolis," Promotional Pamphlet from the Indiana NFL Football Committee, c.1983

During the planning stages of the Hoosier Dome project, representatives from Indianapolis met with National Football League officials to assure that the proposed stadium facility would meet League specifications. Throughout construction, Mayor Hudnut's Indiana NFL Committee promoted the stadium as a central component in the city's readiness to host a team. In addition to highlighting their city's infrastructure capacities, Indianapolis leaders sought to counter assumptions that a medium-sized Midwestern city might not have the facilities or the market to support a franchise. Produced by the Committee and targeted at NFL officials and team owners, this pamphlet championed the city's ability to host major sporting events and the existence of a strong fan base and significant television market.