The Monumental Marathon has sold out nearly three weeks in advance with a field 12 percent larger than last year's. Hospitality officials expect downtown's 7,300-plus hotel rooms to be fully occupied that weekend.
Crooked Stick has poured more than $3 million into course upgrades, and event organizers are promising smoother traffic flow and faster shuttle service for this year's BMW Championship. Jordan Spieth's presence could spur bigger crowds.
The new-look Capital Improvement Board–which owns Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Victory Field and Lucas Oil Stadium as well as the Indiana Convention Center–will probably be less cheerleader and more watchdog.
Indianapolis Monumental Marathon organizers hope to kill confusion in the market by acquiring the Indianapolis Marathon and taking over its domain name. Despite killing the full marathon in Lawrence, they promise to grow the half marathon there.
The P&G Gymnastic Championships—which crowned national champions in men’s and women’s events—drew 16 percent more fans than last year's event in Pittsburgh and more than 30 percent more than the 2013 event in Hartford, Connecticut.
Indianapolis’ reputation as a sports capital and Mayor Ballard’s support of cricket have made the World Sports Park a strong location for cricket events, said Tim Anderson, International Cricket Council head of global development.