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Lockout could be awful for Indy’s economy

As I’ve been saying. It’s why I get so angry about it.

The host committee has no choice because the labor negotiations have become a high-stakes poker game for Indianapolis.

Some estimate the windfall from the city’s first Super Bowl, scheduled for Feb. 5, could reach upward of $400 million. If the game is canceled, Ball State professor Michael Hicks believes the city would lose $200 million.

So, not surprisingly, most in Indy are keeping watch over what happens in Washington, where league officials, team owners and NFL Players Association moved the deadline for the second time in less than 24 hours.