IU Athletic Director Fred Glass would have good reason to be conflicted about the Hoosiers' participation in the all-Indiana hoops double-header, which is no doubt a boon for downtown Indianapolis and Butler.
The Performance Racing Industry Show has boosted its presence this year to use nearly every square inch of the Indiana Convention Center. As the event approaches the economic impact of Gen Con, organizers are looking for more space to grow.
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.