A heads-up to Patriots fans who traveled to Indianapolis for the Super Bowl: Massachusetts public health officials yesterday issued a measles alert for anyone who attended the Super Bowl Village – a three-block outdoor festival in downtown Indianapolis – last Friday because they may have been exposed to the highly contagious illness.
Indiana disease trackers have confirmed a case of measles in a person who attended activities in the village on Feb. 3.
On that day alone, more than 200,000 people made their way through Super Bowl Village, according to the host committee, and the area took on a carnival-like atmosphere during the week leading up to the big game. There were ice sculptures and zip lines, concerts and cold beer. Children and adults played touch football on a miniature turf field. And people stopped to take pictures of Indy cars painted in Giants and Patriots colors.