NFL

Colts confident they can sell new luxury suites

April 16, 2013
Anthony Schoettle
Colts officials say local demand remains high for suites, even as other NFL teams struggle, and that season-ticket renewals are at 95 percent. The city will foot the $2 million bill for two new suites at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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Big Easy Super Bowl attraction crowds fall short of Indy's

February 4, 2013
Anthony Schoettle
Attendance this year for the Super Bowl-related NFL Experience and downtown village in New Orleans fell far short of what was achieved in Indianapolis last year.
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NFL harpoons Pendleton man's trademark application

January 28, 2013
Bloomberg News
Thinking that brothers Jim and John Harbaugh might go head to head in this year's Super Bowl, Roy Fox last year filed applications to register “Harbowl” and “Harbaugh Bowl” as U.S. trademarks.
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Colts lose assistant coach Arians to Arizona Cardinals

January 17, 2013
Associated Press
The Arizona Cardinals have filled the NFL’s final head coaching vacancy by hiring Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. The 60-year-old longtime assistant went 9-3 as Colts interim head coach while Chuck Pagano was undergoing treatment for leukemia last season.
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Colts trying to tackle proposed ticket-tax hike

January 16, 2013
Cory Schouten
The Indianapolis Colts are playing defense as city leaders move to hike a ticket tax on downtown events by 67 percent. The team says raising the tax on tickets from 6 percent to 10 percent will harm its bottom line and that of local businesses that rely on Colts fans.
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Surprise on-field success driving Colts' club-seat salesRestricted Content

December 15, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
What had looked like a bleak scenario for renewals took a positive turn thanks to wins racked up by the team and rookie quarterback Andrew Luck.
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Broncos' Manning to own 21 Papa John's pizza franchises

October 27, 2012
Bloomberg News
Peyton Manning will be introduced as the company's newest franchisee in the Denver area during a television spot with Papa John's Chief Executive John Schnatter on Sunday during the telecast of NBC's "Football Night in America."
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Colts coach Pagano to miss much of season with leukemia

October 1, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano has been diagnosed with a treatable form of leukemia and will miss some of the team’s upcoming games, the team announced Monday morning.
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New company focuses on making football helmets that reduce concussionsRestricted Content

September 1, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
Bill Simpson, famous for pioneering multiple advances in auto-racing safety, has turned his attention to a new sport. His new company, SGH Helmets, is making a football helmet that Simpson hopes will help prevent concussions.
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Colts' sellout streak in danger, single-game tickets set to go on sale

August 1, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
The Indianapolis Colts still have nearly 1,600 unsold seats for their season opener. Many of those will go on sale this week through single-game tickets, marking the first time since 2003 the team hasn't sold out through season-ticket sales.
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As expected, Colts make quarterback Luck No. 1 pick

April 26, 2012
Associated Press
Six weeks after saying goodbye to Peyton Manning, the Indianapolis Colts handed Andrew Luck a blue and white jersey and the daunting task of leading a rebuilding team as its quarterback for the next decade.
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Are corporate gift policies inhospitable?Restricted Content

April 21, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
Sober times have made no-no's of many of the perks that once greased business relationships.
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Manning's move boosts Broncos' ticket price, Super Bowl odds

March 20, 2012
Associated Press
Former Indianapolis Colt Peyton Manning’s arrival in Denver is already driving up Broncos ticket prices and improving their odds of winning the Super Bowl.
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Broncos set to announce Manning as new quarterback

March 20, 2012
Associated Press
After being pursued by teams around the NFL, the quarterback with four MVP awards is headed to the land of John Elway and Tim Tebow, agreeing to a contract with Denver that's expected to be worth about $96 million over five years.
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UPDATE: Manning set to sign with Denver, sources say

March 19, 2012
Peyton Manning wants to play for the Denver Broncos in Act II of his outstanding career. A person briefed on negotiations said the NFL's only four-time MVP called Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams and told him that he had picked the Broncos.
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New Orleans case puts scrutiny on NFL bounty pay

March 4, 2012
Associated Press
For those in the National Football League, news that the New Orleans Saints offered bounties for knocking out or injuring opposing players sounded more like the long-accepted cost of doing business in a brutal sport, a dirty little secret that everyone kept on the down low.
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Colts: Manning situation not hurting ticket sales

February 16, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
Despite the uncertainty swirling around the Indianapolis Colts and quarterback Peyton Manning, season-ticket renewals are ahead of last year's pace, the team says.
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LEADING QUESTIONS: Debriefing with Super Bowl chief

February 9, 2012
Mason King
LQ_Melangton_Watch_VideoHost Committee CEO Allison Melangton opens up about the last three years. Why is she called "The Binder Whisperer"? How did she react to pushback against "super scarves"? When did she need to get tough with the NFL?
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Landing another Super Bowl might not be such a long shot after all

February 4, 2012
Anthony Schoettle, Cory Schouten
Talk of bringing another Super Bowl to Indianapolis began soon after week-long festivities kicked off for the 2012 game, but city leaders will have to find a way to generate more revenue for the NFL and its 32 team owners for Indianapolis to muscle its way into a regular Super Bowl rotation.
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Super Bowl events put spotlight on IndyCar

February 1, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
Fans and media outlets have flocked to NFL-themed IndyCars and Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week, giving the open-wheel series and its biggest race millions of dollars worth of exposure at a critical time.
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NFL prepares for counterfeiters of Super Bowl merchandise

February 1, 2012
Scott Olson
The National Football League, along with the New England Patriots and New York Giants, have received court permission to seize items that aren't officially licensed by the NFL.
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Fans' first Super Bowl media day a hot ticket

January 31, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
Media day has long been a major attraction at the Super Bowl, and this year for the first time, fans—many from the Indianapolis area—were allowed to experience the carnival atmosphere first-hand.
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Colts pick Ravens coordinator as new head coach

January 25, 2012
Associated Press
Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano will become head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, the team said Wednesday. It's the third time Jim Irsay has turned to a defensive-minded coach since replacing his father as team owner in 1997
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Hundreds of houses available as Super Bowl rentals

January 20, 2012
Scott Olson
Indianapolis-area homeowners are looking to cash in by opening up their homes to visitors for daily prices ranging from about $700 to $9,000, but demand may not come until participants in the big game are settled.
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Super Bowl parties are boon for fledgling downtown venue

January 19, 2012
Mason King
Crane Bay watch videoThe operators of the new Crane Bay Event Center two blocks west of Lucas Oil Stadium expect to more than recoup their $1.2 million investment in renovating the space by hosting high-profile parties before the Super Bowl, including the Rolling Stone events.
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