SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WISH) - With four days to go until the Super Bowl, media from the world have converged on Indianapolis – and they're beginning to report back on how our city is doing with the festivities surrounding the big game.
Media members have been able to take in the sights and sounds of Super Bowl Village, and reviews about Indy as host city have been glowing. Tuesday night, members of the media got another treat: a party at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
And they came from all over.
"We are a television station in Germany. We are the market leader," said Christian Beissel of Cologne, Germany.
The party was an opportunity for media members to mingle before the big game.
And it was one more opportunity for Super Bowl organizers to shine a spotlight on the city.
"We are saying to the world, ‘Here we are,' and what we've kind of known all along," said Bill Benner, with the Indianapolis Host Committee.
It was also a time for visitors to offer their take on their experiences so far.
"This is the first time I'm in Indianapolis, and it's a great city, and they do a great job to have the Super Bowl here," Beissel said.
Another journalist who had a shorter journey to get to Indy had some added perspective. Cory Miller has is own radio show in Columbia, S.C., and he's a former New York Giant
He had praise for the Super Bowl Village, "what they've done, blocking off the streets and the other stuff they got going on," Miller said.
"I covered the Giants/Patirots in Super Bowl in Arizona four years ago, and this is a hundred times better," said Chris Scaglione of WCBS New York.
Benner said the talk has been good all around the world, and he contributed that success to a lot of hard working people and plenty of planning.
"I was reading a report from a writer in Great Britain who just said this is the Super Bowl like the Super Bowl ought to be, and he refered to previous Super Bowl Host," he said. "So we'll take that praise."
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