Pro Sports

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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Indians sign deal to air all 72 home games on TVRestricted Content

January 14, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Deal with WRTV-Channel 6 will provide most extensive coverage in franchise history.
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UPDATE: Colts tap Eagles exec for general manager's job

January 11, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
Ryan Grigson, director of player personnel for the Philadelphia Eagles, was named the general manager for the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday.
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Indiana airports hope Super Bowl brings more business

January 9, 2012
Associated Press
The Indianapolis Super Bowl host committee has listed 17 regional airports as additional landing spots outside of the Indianapolis area for people headed to the game on Feb. 5.
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Premium prices sought for parking during Super Bowl

January 7, 2012
Associated Press
Fans who come to downtown Indianapolis on Super Bowl Sunday had better be prepared to pay some big prices to park during the big game.
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City to host NFL awards event on eve of Super Bowl

January 3, 2012
Associated Press
The NFL will announce its annual league awards, including Most Valuable Player, in a two-hour prime-time special, "NFL Honors," to air on NBC on Super Bowl eve, Feb. 4.
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NBC sold out of advertising spots for Super Bowl

January 3, 2012
Associated Press
NBC has sold all the commercial airtime for the Feb. 5 game in Indianapolis and even has a waiting list of advertisers. The average cost for a 30-second spot this year was $3.5 million.
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Rebuilding effort by Colts starts with surprising end of Polian era

January 2, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
The Indianapolis Colts fired vice chairman Bill Polian and his son, general manager Chris Polian, Monday after a 2-14 season. Coach Jim Caldwell might keep his job, owner Jim Irsay said.
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Sales of Colts license plates wanesRestricted Content

December 31, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The number of people ordering the specialty tags declined after the team started losing.
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Fieldhouse promoters have high hopes for first tennis event

December 30, 2011
Anthony Schoettle
Pacers Sports & Entertainment and local tennis officials are hopeful a tennis event featuring Pete Sampras and Todd Martin at Bankers Life Fieldhouse will be a springboard to much bigger tennis events, maybe even a Davis Cup match.
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Daniels to focus on job creation Super Bowl weekend

December 29, 2011
 Franklin College News Bureau
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and state job-creation officials will tackle Super Bowl weekend by entertaining corporate executives with the potential to bring more jobs to the state – but the governor has purchased his own ticket for the game.
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Near-east-side Super Bowl efforts go beyond the big game

December 28, 2011
Francesca Jarosz
For a Super Bowl-related initiative to revitalize Indianapolis’ near-east side, the hardest work will come after the Feb. 5 game.
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Hotels already calling venue CNO Financial Fieldhouse

December 20, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The Pacers have not announced a name change, but have a special announcement scheduled for Thursday.
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NFL's new TV deals are big score for ColtsRestricted Content

December 17, 2011
Anthony Schoettle
The NFL's new broadcast agreements with CBS, Fox and NBC will make the league by far the richest in terms of professional sports broadcast pacts. The Colts will get close to $218.8 million a year from the deals starting in 2014.
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Bulls, Pacers to open preseason with charity game

December 6, 2011
Associated Press
The Indiana Pacers will open the long-delayed preseason Dec. 16 by hosting the Chicago Bulls at Conseco Fieldhouse. All proceeds from the game will go to the United Way of Central Indiana.
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Labor deal not a panacea for PacersRestricted Content

December 3, 2011
Anthony Schoettle
Sports business experts with knowledge of the new collective bargaining agreement expected to be ratified by NBA owners and players this week think it will push the Indiana Pacers toward breaking even but won’t ensure the team’s long-term profitability.
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Newman-Haas race team leaving IndyCar in 2012

December 2, 2011
Associated Press
Newman-Haas Racing, the team started by late actor Paul Newman, has decided it will not compete in 2012. It's the first time since 1982 Newman-Haas will not field an open-car team.
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NBA owners, players reach tentative deal

November 26, 2011
Associated Press
Both sides of the NBA labor impasse reached an agreement early Saturday to end the 149-day lockout and hope to begin the delayed season with a marquee tripleheader Dec. 25. Most of a season that seemed in jeopardy of being lost entirely will be salvaged if both sides approve the handshake deal.
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Ex-ABA team seeks more from old TV-rights deal with Pacers

November 22, 2011
 IBJ Staff and Bloomberg News
The Spirits of St. Louis Basketball Club LP, a defunct American Basketball Association team, claims it is owed even more TV revenue from the Indiana Pacers and three other NBA expansion teams than the teams are currently paying as part of a 1976 settlement.
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More games lost as NBA players file antitrust lawsuit

November 16, 2011
Associated Press
The Indiana Pacers have already lost eight preseason games and eight regular-season games, with half of those events scheduled for Conseco Fieldhouse. Extending the stoppage through Dec. 15 will cost the Pacers another 15 games, including six at home.
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Players reject NBA's offer, begin to disband union

November 14, 2011
Associated Press
National Basketball Association players rejected the league's latest offer Monday and have begun the process to disband the union. The decision likely jeopardizes the season.
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Experts discuss Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis

November 12, 2011
Anthony Schoettle
Figures who played key roles in attracting the big game and for making the event a success share their insights.
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Injury stalls Manning's lucrative marketing careerRestricted Content

November 5, 2011
Anthony Schoettle
Since Peyton Manning underwent neck surgery in early September, gone are almost all the television, print, billboard and myriad other commercials featuring the Indianapolis Colts quarterback.
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Biggest losers in NFL see bargain opportunity in Luck

November 4, 2011
Bloomberg News
The winless Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins are jockeying to land what one former National Football League executive says may be the most valuable—and reasonably priced—top pick in modern draft history.
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