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.
In the three years since it was founded with $200 in startup capital, the three-person company has counted five of six of the teams making the College World Series final as clients. Could massive growth be far off?
Some city taxpayers are still upset that Mayor Greg Ballard paid $5 million to turn Post Road Community Park on the east side into World Sports Park, but cricket players, International Cricket Council members and other cricket insiders couldn’t be more thrilled. So what's next?
Logistical challenges for a deal that involves designing, manufacturing and delivering a unique item for each of 41 homes games for all 30 NBA teams will be huge for MainGate. The potential windfall is even greater. Purdue star Brian Cardinal will lead the initiative.
With March Madness in full swing and the Final Four headed to Indianapolis, plenty of people will be tuning in to sports talk radio. Indianapolis has three stations cranking out sports talk, and all three are trying to grab the lucrative afternoon drive-time audience.
Learfield Sports officials said they were attracted by the expertise of the 17-year-old local firm and will retain all of its employees. Butler University and University of Indianapolis are among clients that will be affected.