STATE OF INDIANA
FOR: COOPERATION WITH THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE FOR THE HOSTING OF SUPER BOWL LII
TO ALL WHOM THESE PRESENTS MAY COME, GREETINGS.
WHEREAS, the National Football League ("League") owns, produces and controls the annual professional football championship game known as the "Super Bowl," and NFL Properties LLC ("NFLP" or, together with the League, the "NFL") owns, produces and controls the "NFL Experience," and along with other NFL Affiliates owns, produces and controls certain other events associated with the Super Bowl ("Official Events");
WHEREAS, the State of Indiana desires Indianapolis, Indiana, to be designated the host of Super Bowl LII and has within its jurisdiction and control facilities and premises, access roads, thoroughfares and other areas which may be used for the purposes of organizing, financing, promoting, accommodating, staging and conducting Super Bowl LII and its related Official Events and activities;
WHEREAS, hosting the Super Bowl and Official Events will generate goodwill, enhance the worldwide renown and prestige of the State of Indiana and Indianapolis, create temporary jobs and create substantial financial economic and fiscal activity;
WHEREAS, the NFL has requested a declaration of support from the State of Indiana and has also required certain guarantees from the State and City of Indianapolis concerning the performance of reasonably necessary governmental services in connection with the Super Bowl and related Official Events as part of the formal bid made by Indianapolis, Indiana, to be designated as a site for Super Bowl LII, and;
WHEREAS, the Indiana State Police along with other state and local law enforcement agencies are officially charged with the responsibility to provide certain public safety services within their jurisdictions.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Michael R. Pence, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Indiana, do hereby order that:
1. The State of Indiana welcomes Super Bowl LII and any related Official Events to the state and to that end declares its full support of the efforts of the bid committee to have Indianapolis selected as the site for Super Bowl LII.
2. Upon designation of Indianapolis, Indiana, as the site for Super Bowl LII, and at all times thereafter, the State of Indiana and its agencies, departments and personnel, agree to provide all governmental services, including without limitation: public safety, security, fire and medical emergency, traffic, decorative display and public works/street maintenance services and supplies as may be reasonably necessary to the success of Super Bowl LII and any related Official Events within the State of Indiana's jurisdiction. This would include all planning, training, or deployment activities related to the provision of such services, all at no cost, expense or liability to the NFL or either of the two participating Teams ("Teams") (while at the same time, recognizing that because of the uniqueness and extraordinary scope of the Super Bowl, the provision of such services may be needed at below, equal to or beyond the normal level and range of public safety services generally provided for events held within the jurisdiction).
3. The State of Indiana agrees that neither the NFL, the Teams, nor any director, shareholder, officer, agency, employee or other representative of the NFL or the Teams shall be held accountable for or incur any financial responsibility or liability of any kind or nature whatsoever in connection with the governmental services planned and/or provided by the State of Indiana relating to Super Bowl LII and related Official Events.
4. The State of Indiana agrees to actively protect against unauthorized promotional activities during the two weeks prior through the week following Super Bowl LII and related Official Events which detract from, or interfere with, the promotional activities of the NFL in connection with the Super Bowl Game.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Michael R. Pence, have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Indiana on this 7th day of March 2014.
Michael R. Pence
Governor of Indiana
Posted: 05/14/2014 by Legislative Services Agency
Composed: Jan 27,2015 9:45:59AM EST
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