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May 19, 2014

Owners to decide on 2018 Super Bowl site

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Indianapolis was highly praised for its Super Bowl in 2012, when the Giants beat the Patriots. The city has a history of staging big events and will host the Final Four next spring at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The NFL always has favored bringing its title game to New Orleans, and the appeal of warmer weather in Louisiana than in the other bidding cities could be a factor.

Next year's game is in Arizona, and the 50th Super Bowl will be in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 2017 game is set for Houston.

Also on the agenda, although no vote is certain, will be expanding the playoffs from 12 teams to 14. That proposal was discussed at the league meetings in Orlando in March. Commissioner Roger Goodell has said it's still possible such a change could happen this year if it is voted on and passed in Atlanta.

More likely, 2015 would be the target date for expanded playoffs.

"We're being very deliberate about it," Goodell said. "We want to make sure we do it in the right way."

Goodell also has been championing improved workplace environments in the wake of the Miami Dolphins' bullying scandal. Owners will talk about that issue on Tuesday.

"You never want to see any story that reflects on that we don't have the right workplace environment," Goodell said. "We've redoubled our efforts to make sure we provide the right environment ... for everybody in the NFL."

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