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Welcome to The Score, your place for hard-hitting sports business news, fast-breaking updates and fuel-injected debate.  Buckle up.  I'm your host, Anthony Schoettle, IBJ sports reporter.

Indians likely to eclipse all-time attendance record Saturday

Less than a decade ago, it appeared that the sinking economy would put a big dent in the Indianapolis Indians. Now, the minor league team is reaching new heights and aiming even higher.
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Indians could be headed for all-time attendance record

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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Captain Morgan abandons ship, but Indians still making sponsorship gains

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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No city subsidy needed for Indians' profitability

Despite an ever-changing sports landscape, the Indianapolis Indians have been in the black every single year dating back to 1975. This year, the Tribe saw near record attendance and scored another seven-figure profit.
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Indians' financial outlook sky high as attendance soars

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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Indy Indians chasing bigger crowds, more money

The Indianapolis Indians are red hot again this year. Not only is the team leading its division with a 61-38 record, but it is also chasing a fifth straight year with an attendance gain and profits that could eclipse $1.6 million.
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Indians' Schumacher, former IU football coach join elite group

Indians Chairman Max Schumacher is the first baseball representative and Bill Mallory becomes the second IU football coach to win the Thomas A. Brady Lifetime Achievement Award. Colts Coach Chuck Pagano is headlining the ceremony.
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Indians should holler loudest about ticket tax increase

Is Indianapolis' minor league baseball team getting a raw deal from the city? A look at their lease deal compared to the Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts might make you think so.
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IU hoops, Colts fight for spot as state's top sports brand

The value of sports brands fluctuates as violently as stock prices during economic upheaval. In Indiana, the IU and Butler basketball brands have risen while the Colts' has taken a hit and the Pacers fight for their place in the sun.
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Indians continue to defy odds, draw bigger crowds

Even as economy falters, the city's AAA minor league baseball team continues to be a major draw on the west edge of downtown.
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