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Indy Eleven ticket sales far exceeding projections

November 11, 2013
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A new Indianapolis pro soccer team is the first NASL franchise to start a season ticket waiting list after taking deposits for 7,000. Team officials are now making plans for luxury suites and other corporate and group offerings for the club's inuagural season.
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Miles completes IndyCar executive team overhaul

November 8, 2013
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Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles abandoned his earlier idea of having a CEO over IndyCar/Speedway competition and another chief executive over the commercial side in favor of a new structure. Now its time to see if it translates into sales.
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Clock ticking on Natatorium decision, Olympic trial hangs in balance

November 6, 2013
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Indiana University officials may need to unveil a plan to upgrade and operate the IUPUI Natatorium by Dec. 10 if Indianapolis is going to have a shot to host an Olympic trial in 2016.
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Pacers season opener scores monster TV rating

October 30, 2013
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Tuesday's home game against Orlando Magic delivered the team's highest rating on Fox Sports Indiana in eight years.
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Pacers' Paul George shows his generous side

October 30, 2013
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Pacers all-star Paul George can do more than score. He can distribute too. This week he bought all the tickets to Fresno State's home opener to distribute for free and gave a new car to an Indianapolis charity.
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Global group lauds Indy's cricket venue during tour

October 24, 2013
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The International Cricket Council president says the $6 million World Sports Park is enhancing Indianapolis' global reputation even before it opens.
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Resignation adds urgency to search for Speedway, IndyCar commercial boss

October 23, 2013
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As key sales staffers depart company, Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles continues to launch groundbreaking sales initiatives to bolster the IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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Colts fans showed true colors Sunday night

October 22, 2013
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With Peyton Manning coming to town not even Indianapolis Colts players knew what to expect from the crowd at Lucas Oil Stadium. But the packed house surprised some and stood behind the home team, not its former star.
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Colts Irsay's comments as much about Luck as Manning

October 17, 2013
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Almost everyone thinks Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay's comments this week were a barb at Peyton Manning. But is it possible they were actually directed more at Andrew Luck?
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Luck's life philosophies not like other NFL QBs, says corporate partner

October 16, 2013
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Klipsch CEO Paul Jacobs said the Indianapolis-based audio company took a pass on partnering with several other NFL quarterbacks before signing a deal in August with Andrew Luck.
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Honda wants IndyCar officials to find new engine suppliers

October 14, 2013
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Supplying engines for half the IndyCar field is more than Honda officials bargained for. Losing the Japanese auto maker as a partner would be a huge blow for the open-wheel series.
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IndyCar's de Silvestro not getting props she deserves

October 10, 2013
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Despite having one of the greatest seasons for a woman behind the wheel of an American open-wheel race car, the 25-year-old Swiss driver isn't getting much attention this year.
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New Orleans declares itself favorite for 2018 Super Bowl

October 9, 2013
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New Orleans columnist says "Good luck to Indy. You'll need it."
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Siren blast brings the ruckus back to Colts home games

October 7, 2013
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Little-known production department staffer comes up with a brilliant idea to make the Colts' home venue one of the NFL's loudest once again.
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Colts' Pep Hamilton could be candidate for USC job

October 3, 2013
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The 39-year-old Colts offensive coordinator has Pac-12 experience, knows how to develop talent and can make an offense go. His lack of head coaching experience, though, could hurt his chances.
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Indians' financial outlook sky high as attendance soars

October 2, 2013
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The Indianapolis Indians finished their 2013 season with the highest overall regular-season attendance of all 176 Minor League Baseball teams. Profit this year could be double what it was just a few years ago.
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Does Manning have better weapons now than he did in Indy?

September 30, 2013
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One highly respected ESPN analyst says there's an argument to be made that this year's Broncos offense is better than Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark & Co.
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Local embrace of new IndyCar road race at IMS key to its success

September 27, 2013
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Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles has to be hoping that locals are fans of IndyCar racing and not just the Indianapolis 500.
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Will new Ron Howard movie help or hurt IndyCar?

September 26, 2013
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While the movie titled Rush, which opens Friday, puts the spotlight on open-wheel racing, its focus is on Formula One, not IndyCar. And if it implies that F1 is superior to IndyCar, that could dent the U.S.-based series' image.
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Massive Bird statue to be unveiled at Fieldhouse before flying west

September 25, 2013
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A group of ambitious Indiana State students raised the money for a $150,000 statue of Larry Bird. ISU officials hope to use the 15-foot-plus statue's dedication ceremonies to raise money for a scholarship in Bird's name.
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Luck-led Colts could eclipse Manning-era TV ratings

September 23, 2013
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Television ratings for the first three games of this year's Colts season are considerably higher than they were a year ago. And with a bevy of prime-time games coming up, they could approach record levels.
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Richardson trade flat-out bargain for Colts

September 19, 2013
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But if this season goes south for Indianapolis, the bold move by Colts owner Jim Irsay and General Manager Ryan Grigson to acquire the young running back could turn out to be fool's gold.
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Luck good bet as corporate pitchman, but no sure thing

September 18, 2013
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Only 36 percent of American consumers know who Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is. That pales in comparison to the 83 percent that know Peyton Manning.
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Soaring Colts, NFL merchandise sales boost local firm's profits

September 16, 2013
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Merchandise sales for NFL teams represented by Indianapolis-based MainGate Inc. are up 27 percent over the same period a year ago. A line of goods commemorating Peyton Manning's return to Indy could push sales higher.
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Indy market near top of NFL in TV ratings

September 12, 2013
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The Colts home opener this year scored a television rating more than 20 percent higher than last year's opener. Colts Chief Operating Officer Pete Ward’s synopsis of the game’s ratings in Indianapolis: “Pretty strong football town!”
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