Pro Sports

Reggie Miller elected into basketball hall of fame

April 2, 2012
Former Indiana Pacers great Reggie Miller has been elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., the hall announced Monday.
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Pacers George Hill, Paul George launch fan zone, TV showRestricted Content

March 24, 2012
The duo partnered with Gatorade on the promotion, one of the benefits of which is the opportunity to buy a special five-game ticket package.
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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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Will Manning remain an Indianapolis icon? It's his call

March 8, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin, J.K. Wall
While Manning will likely always be remembered as an Indianapolis Colt, his time as informal city representative is over, according to sports marketing experts. And it will be up to Manning whether he resumes the association after his retirement.
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Decision about Manning comes down to business for Colts

March 7, 2012
Bloomberg News
Peyton Manning’s football future is being decided by a $28 million bonus, his surgically fused neck and a highly praised college quarterback. Oddsmakers say he'll end up in Arizona, Miami or Washington, D.C.
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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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Crooked Stick buoyed by strong early sales for BMW eventRestricted Content

March 3, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
Ticket and sponsorship sales for the BMW Championship—to be held Sept. 3-9 at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel—are well under par. In golf parlance, that means they’re exceeding expectations—big time.
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Indians revenue grows, profit tops $1 million in 2011Restricted Content

February 25, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
The minor-league Indianapolis Indians overcame a bevy of obstacles last season to continue a run of major-league profits.
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Airport begins taking stock of Super Bowl's business impact

February 17, 2012
Chris O'Malley
The Super Bowl generated more than $1 million in merchandise sales at Indianapolis International Airport and brought 528 additional aircraft to the facility and its regional reliever airports.
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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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Manning questions overshadow Colts' coaching hires

February 2, 2012
Associated Press
ESPN reported that Peyton Manning had been "cleared to play" by the doctor who performed Sept. 8 neck surgery on the quarterback.
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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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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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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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