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Three-fourths of ticket buyers to new Speedway road race from Indiana

November 21, 2013
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Early ticket sales for the new IndyCar road race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are tracking on the high end of projections. But the visitor spending of the mostly locally attended event could be limited.
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Cost of attending Pacers game rated as NBA’s best bargain—for now

November 20, 2013
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A California consumer research firm concluded this week that the cost of attending an Indiana Pacers game is is well below the NBA league average. But that same firm warned the price of admission is bound to spike soon.
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Super Bowl volunteers to get paid

November 19, 2013
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Indianapolis utilized 8,500 volunteers to host the 2012 Super Bowl. Not one of them got a penny for their time and effort. That might not be the case if Indianapolis wins its bid to host the Super Bowl in 2018 or any other year.
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Local Emmy winner makes difference for Sports Corp.

November 18, 2013
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Conrad Piccirillo, president of Indianapolis-based Innovative, will receive the inaugural Difference Maker Award from Indiana Sports Corp. at the Pathfinder Awards Nov. 19 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.
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Pacers attendance is up, but should it be even higher?

November 14, 2013
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Eight games into the NBA season, and there’s a lot for the blue and gold to be happy about. Still, with the team undefeated, you have to wonder what else the team must do to fill Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
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Glass: Wilson mirroring Crean's path to success at IU

November 13, 2013
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Despite a slight attendance decrease through seven home games this year, IU Athletic Director Fred Glass says the football program is headed in the right direction. He sees no reason why IU can't someday sell out Memorial Stadium for every game.
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Indy Eleven ticket sales far exceeding projections

November 11, 2013
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A new Indianapolis pro soccer team is the first NASL franchise to start a season ticket waiting list after taking deposits for 7,000. Team officials are now making plans for luxury suites and other corporate and group offerings for the club's inuagural season.
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Miles completes IndyCar executive team overhaul

November 8, 2013
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Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles abandoned his earlier idea of having a CEO over IndyCar/Speedway competition and another chief executive over the commercial side in favor of a new structure. Now its time to see if it translates into sales.
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Clock ticking on Natatorium decision, Olympic trial hangs in balance

November 6, 2013
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Indiana University officials may need to unveil a plan to upgrade and operate the IUPUI Natatorium by Dec. 10 if Indianapolis is going to have a shot to host an Olympic trial in 2016.
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Pacers season opener scores monster TV rating

October 30, 2013
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Tuesday's home game against Orlando Magic delivered the team's highest rating on Fox Sports Indiana in eight years.
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Pacers' Paul George shows his generous side

October 30, 2013
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Pacers all-star Paul George can do more than score. He can distribute too. This week he bought all the tickets to Fresno State's home opener to distribute for free and gave a new car to an Indianapolis charity.
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Global group lauds Indy's cricket venue during tour

October 24, 2013
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The International Cricket Council president says the $6 million World Sports Park is enhancing Indianapolis' global reputation even before it opens.
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Resignation adds urgency to search for Speedway, IndyCar commercial boss

October 23, 2013
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As key sales staffers depart company, Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles continues to launch groundbreaking sales initiatives to bolster the IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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Colts fans showed true colors Sunday night

October 22, 2013
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With Peyton Manning coming to town not even Indianapolis Colts players knew what to expect from the crowd at Lucas Oil Stadium. But the packed house surprised some and stood behind the home team, not its former star.
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Colts Irsay's comments as much about Luck as Manning

October 17, 2013
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Almost everyone thinks Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay's comments this week were a barb at Peyton Manning. But is it possible they were actually directed more at Andrew Luck?
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Luck's life philosophies not like other NFL QBs, says corporate partner

October 16, 2013
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Klipsch CEO Paul Jacobs said the Indianapolis-based audio company took a pass on partnering with several other NFL quarterbacks before signing a deal in August with Andrew Luck.
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Honda wants IndyCar officials to find new engine suppliers

October 14, 2013
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Supplying engines for half the IndyCar field is more than Honda officials bargained for. Losing the Japanese auto maker as a partner would be a huge blow for the open-wheel series.
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IndyCar's de Silvestro not getting props she deserves

October 10, 2013
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Despite having one of the greatest seasons for a woman behind the wheel of an American open-wheel race car, the 25-year-old Swiss driver isn't getting much attention this year.
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New Orleans declares itself favorite for 2018 Super Bowl

October 9, 2013
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New Orleans columnist says "Good luck to Indy. You'll need it."
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Siren blast brings the ruckus back to Colts home games

October 7, 2013
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Little-known production department staffer comes up with a brilliant idea to make the Colts' home venue one of the NFL's loudest once again.
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Colts' Pep Hamilton could be candidate for USC job

October 3, 2013
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The 39-year-old Colts offensive coordinator has Pac-12 experience, knows how to develop talent and can make an offense go. His lack of head coaching experience, though, could hurt his chances.
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Indians' financial outlook sky high as attendance soars

October 2, 2013
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The Indianapolis Indians finished their 2013 season with the highest overall regular-season attendance of all 176 Minor League Baseball teams. Profit this year could be double what it was just a few years ago.
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Does Manning have better weapons now than he did in Indy?

September 30, 2013
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One highly respected ESPN analyst says there's an argument to be made that this year's Broncos offense is better than Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark & Co.
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Local embrace of new IndyCar road race at IMS key to its success

September 27, 2013
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Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles has to be hoping that locals are fans of IndyCar racing and not just the Indianapolis 500.
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Will new Ron Howard movie help or hurt IndyCar?

September 26, 2013
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While the movie titled Rush, which opens Friday, puts the spotlight on open-wheel racing, its focus is on Formula One, not IndyCar. And if it implies that F1 is superior to IndyCar, that could dent the U.S.-based series' image.
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  1. I am not by any means judging whether this is a good or bad project. It's pretty simple, the developers are not showing a hardship or need for this economic incentive. It is a vacant field, the easiest for development, and the developer already has the money to invest $26 million for construction. If they can afford that, they can afford to pay property taxes just like the rest of the residents do. As well, an average of $15/hour is an absolute joke in terms of economic development. Get in high paying jobs and maybe there's a different story. But that's the problem with this ask, it is speculative and users are just not known.

  2. Shouldn't this be a museum

  3. I don't have a problem with higher taxes, since it is obvious that our city is not adequately funded. And Ballard doesn't want to admit it, but he has increased taxes indirectly by 1) selling assets and spending the money, 2) letting now private entities increase user fees which were previously capped, 3) by spending reserves, and 4) by heavy dependence on TIFs. At the end, these are all indirect tax increases since someone will eventually have to pay for them. It's mathematics. You put property tax caps ("tax cut"), but you don't cut expenditures (justifiably so), so you increase taxes indirectly.

  4. Marijuana is the safest natural drug grown. Addiction is never physical. Marijuana health benefits are far more reaching then synthesized drugs. Abbott, Lilly, and the thousands of others create poisons and label them as medication. There is no current manufactured drug on the market that does not pose immediate and long term threat to the human anatomy. Certainly the potency of marijuana has increased by hybrids and growing techniques. However, Alcohol has been proven to destroy more families, relationships, cause more deaths and injuries in addition to the damage done to the body. Many confrontations such as domestic violence and other crimes can be attributed to alcohol. The criminal activities and injustices that surround marijuana exists because it is illegal in much of the world. If legalized throughout the world you would see a dramatic decrease in such activities and a savings to many countries for legal prosecutions, incarceration etc in regards to marijuana. It indeed can create wealth for the government by collecting taxes, creating jobs, etc.... I personally do not partake. I do hope it is legalized throughout the world.

  5. Build the resevoir. If built this will provide jobs and a reason to visit Anderson. The city needs to do something to differentiate itself from other cities in the area. Kudos to people with vision that are backing this project.

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