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NFL must reward Indy if it wants city in future Super Bowl hunts

May 21, 2014
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Did NFL officials and team owners use Indianapolis merely to push the stakes for the 2018 Super Bowl higher for the other bidders? If they did, that trick won't work again.
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NFL owners seating chart offers few friendly faces for Colts

May 20, 2014
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NFL owners always sit in the same place at every meeting. And they often sit by friends and allies. But the Colts aren't seeing as many allies as usual, as neighbors Minnesota and New Orleans also vie for the 2018 Super Bowl.
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NFL owners meetings resemble school cafeteria scrum

May 18, 2014
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While the NFL owners meetings are all about big-boy business, the seating arrangement is decided by a tradition more akin to one you'd find in a junior high cafeteria.
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Indy's Super Bowl bid posse ready to roll out secret speaker

May 15, 2014
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The bidding for the Super Bowl has become so hyper competitive, cities have become super secretive about their bids. Indianapolis officials on Monday are promising to unveil one of their secret weapons in the city's bid to win the 2018 game.
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Verizon brings Super Bowl-tested system to IMS

May 14, 2014
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As part of a 13-month long project, Verizon Wireless installed more than 200 antennas to improve cell phone service at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While the system went live May 10, the big test will be May 25.
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Grand Prix of Indianapolis wins local TV ratings race, less impressive nationally

May 12, 2014
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The TV viewership for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis was more than five times higher in central Indiana than it is in any other market nationally.
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IMS officials expect Grand Prix attendance to top projections

May 8, 2014
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With good weather on Saturday, Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials think they could easily top 40,000 in attendance for the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
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Move east angers Big Ten fans, could rob Indy of millions

May 7, 2014
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The Big Ten's push east could rob Indianapolis of two events that carry visitor spending of a combined $30 million each time they're held here.
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One way or another, Pacers fans want off roller coaster

May 6, 2014
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Game 2 of the Indiana Pacers-Washington Wizards second-round playoff series on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse is a lock to be a sellout. But some Pacers fans are tiring of the team's up-and-down performance.
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Pacers' Hibbert deserves standing ovation

May 2, 2014
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Despite having no points, two rebounds and four fouls in just more than 12 minutes, Pacers center Roy Hibbert's performance in Atlanta Thursday is deserving of fans' admiration. He did what so few stars before him have.
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Despite on-court collapse, Pacers TV ratings still soaring

April 30, 2014
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The two Pacers playoff games this year aired on Fox Sports Indiana were the second and fifth highest rated Pacers games ever televised on the cable network.
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Cricket salaries indicate Mayor Ballard's idea may have merit

April 28, 2014
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Who makes more? The average National Football League player, Major League Baseball player or a professional cricket player in India? The answer might surprise you.
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Chair still on fire for Pacers' Vogel after win over Hawks

April 23, 2014
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Despite Tuesday night's big victory over the Atlanta Hawks, Indiana Pacers Coach Frank Vogel remains on the hot seat.

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Larry Bird more popular than any Pacers player

April 18, 2014
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It’s kind of amazing to consider that the most popular member of the Indiana Pacers doesn’t even don a uniform. And he hasn’t since 1992. Heck, he hasn’t even coached since 2000.
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App gives Colts fans on-demand video content, team new revenue stream

April 16, 2014
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The Colts recently contracted with California-based DeskSite to launch an app to feed fan laptops, tablets, desktop computers and televisions with on-demand Colts-centric video content.
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Pacers set to score 28 sellouts; attendance up 15 percent

April 9, 2014
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With the regular season concluding, the Indiana Pacers have exceeded their own ticket sales expectations, drawing more fans to the fieldhouse in any one season since 2000-2001. The team has sold out more games this year than in the last three years combined.
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IndyCar Series, Speedway projecting big revenue increases

April 2, 2014
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Hulman & Co. officials are projecting 20-percent to 25-percent gains in ticket and sponsorship sales this year over last. But it's still not clear if the open-wheel series will be profitable.
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Indy Fuel aims to raise $500,000 for youth hockey

April 1, 2014
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City's new pro hockey team donating all money from its in-game fundraising  including raffles and other promotions for its first five seasons at the Fairgrounds Coliseum to support youth hockey leagues.
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Indians could be headed for all-time attendance record

March 26, 2014
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With the Indianapolis Indians' season and group ticket sales up significantly this year over last, the AAA farm club's 15-year-old attendance record could be within reach. So what's the Tribe's secret to success?
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Following Irsay arrest, sponsor support at 'highest point ever' for Colts

March 20, 2014
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The Indianapolis Colts don't appear to be in jeopardy of losing many sponsors after Jim Irsay's March 16 arrest for driving under the influence and illegal drug possession.
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Indianapolis firm scores big deal working for Colts' rival

March 20, 2014
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MainGate Inc. signed a 10-year deal to handle merchandise sales online and at LP Field for the Tennessee Titans.
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IU supporters making it tough for Crean to succeed

March 19, 2014
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Any decent coach knows one of the keys to winning is playing to your strengths. But IU supporters are hampering Tom Crean from doing that.
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Verizon promising to go faster, farther than previous IndyCar title sponsors

March 14, 2014
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The motorsports marketing firm representing Verizon says the wireless communication firm won't be like past IndyCar Series title sponsors Pep Boys, Northern Light and Izod.
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Indy Eleven fires up fans with match vs. Chicago MLS club

March 13, 2014
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Local NASL team locking horns with big boys from Chicago. Match played at Purdue should draw fans from Indy and Windy City.
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Captain Morgan abandons ship, but Indians still making sponsorship gains

March 12, 2014
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The maker of the popular spiced rum has decided to end its three-year sponsorship of an open air restaurant and bar in left field of Victory Field. Team officials are talking to several potential replacements.
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  1. The east side does have potential...and I have always thought Washington Scare should become an outlet mall. Anyone remember how popular Eastgate was? Well, Indy has no outlet malls, we have to go to Edinburgh for the deep discounts and I don't understand why. Jim is right. We need a few good eastsiders interested in actually making some noise and trying to change the commerce, culture and stereotypes of the East side. Irvington is very progressive and making great strides, why can't the far east side ride on their coat tails to make some changes?

  2. Boston.com has an article from 2010 where they talk about how Interactions moved to Massachusetts in the year prior. http://www.boston.com/business/technology/innoeco/2010/07/interactions_banks_63_million.html The article includes a link back to that Inside Indiana Business press release I linked to earlier, snarkily noting, "Guess this 2006 plan to create 200-plus new jobs in Indiana didn't exactly work out."

  3. I live on the east side and I have read all your comments. a local paper just did an article on Washington square mall with just as many comments and concerns. I am not sure if they are still around, but there was an east side coalition with good intentions to do good things on the east side. And there is a facebook post that called my eastside indy with many old members of the eastside who voice concerns about the east side of the city. We need to come together and not just complain and moan, but come up with actual concrete solutions, because what Dal said is very very true- the eastside could be a goldmine in the right hands. But if anyone is going damn, and change things, it is us eastside residents

  4. Please go back re-read your economics text book and the fine print on the February 2014 CBO report. A minimum wage increase has never resulted in a net job loss...

  5. The GOP at the Statehouse is more interested in PR to keep their majority, than using it to get anything good actually done. The State continues its downward spiral.

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