A farewell to Indy

February 6th, 2012 at 10:27 pm by under Sports, Super Bowl

The Giants and Patriots have returned home, and so too will we. During our time in Indianapolis, we met with a wide range of  interesting people, from fans on the street, to celebrities on the red carpet, to the players themselves. But all good things must come to an end.

After five days covering the lead-up to the Super Bowl in Indianapolis, things are starting to return to normal here. During the day,  22News witnessed hundreds of workers taking down signs, scaffolding, and posters that once covered downtown Indianapolis. Streets that just 24 hours previously had been impassible to cars and crowded with thousands of football fans were largely empty, save for the workers and some people who decided not to fly out Monday morning. To get a look at some of the work that goes into taking it all down, check out our new photo gallery.

St. Elmo’s Steakhouse in downtown Indianapolis, which just a day before had huge crowds of people outside trying to catch a glimpse of dining celebrities, was still busy Monday night, but the sidewalks were clear, and it was actually possible to get a table.

As the city moves on, it does so with the pride of knowing that this event brought worldwide attention and praise for the ease of access and friendliness of the environment here. Businesses have cashed-in due to the fact that more than 600,000 people came into the city at one point or another to participate in the offered events. We were happy to be among those people, who were able to share with you the experience of being at such an exciting event.

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