Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis was flawless and the national media took notice.
Indianapolis set a new standard for hosting the big game. 1.105 million people went downtown to walk through the village, 265,039 took part in the NFL Experience and over 10,429 people road the top attraction, the zip line.
For such a big game, thousands of high-profile people flew into Indianapolis International and surrounding airports. About 30,000 people flew out on the Monday after the game.
Hundreds of private jets flew in and parked at various airports around the state, for a total fleet of about 1,000 according to the Indianapolis Star. The FAA installed temporary control towers at three airports — Eagle Creek, Indianapolis Executive and Indianapolis Regional — to improve flow and safety in the unusually crowded skies.
Just how busy was it? Watch the radar images below of the traffic arriving and departing in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI. This video was obtained from the Indiana ARTCC (Air Route Traffic Control Centers).