11:03 AM EST, February 6, 2012
What was put up, now must come down. The clean up and tear down in Super Bowl Village and around Lucas Oil Stadium was underway before fans went to bed late Sunday night and the city is again, asking for your patience if you live work or drive downtown.
Most road restrictions and closures remain in effect Monday, but Missouri Street re-opened for the morning commute. Monument Circle and its spokes will open and some segments of South Street are also slated to re-open Monday afternoon. The remaining downtown streets are expected to be back open on Friday the 10th.
You may remember it took a couple of weeks to construct the village, now it's going to take that amount of time to take it all down and get the city completely back to normal. The zip line, the stages, many structures in the village, the massive tents along South Street, everything inside Lucas Oil and in the convention center for the NFL Experience, even the XLVI on the circle must all be torn down and taken away.
"We've worked several years to prepare for our cleanup so, we're excited the people we've had at the table from public works to public safety are ready to go and that plan is in place and that the public just continues to pay attention. So, while the game has ended, our work still continues to bring our city back to the state it was in before Super Bowl madness took over," said Dianna Boyce of the Super Bowl Host Committee.
Boyce says the host committee is proud of residents and applauds everyone's efforts in making Super Bowl XLVI a success. More than a million people visited the village and records were set at the NFL Experience with 265,000 people taking part at the convention center.