Posted on February 4th, 2019
About 1,100 private planes are expected to ferry in corporate chieftains and other bigwigs to see the New York Giants face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. That’s one of the largest fleets of luxury planes in the Super Bowl’s history, flying into one of the smallest cities to ever host the game.
Indianapolis, with a population of about 820,000, is the first city to host a Super Bowl with just one air-traffic control tower in a 50-mile radius. The Federal Aviation Administration has set up five new departure routes along with three temporary control towers—mobile units with glass-domed ceilings parked in the airfields—at nearby airports.
Michael Medvescek, chief operating officer of the Indianapolis Airport Authority, said the plane squeeze has left no spot to park a private jet within 30 miles of Lucas Oil Stadium.