The section of Georgia Street west of the fieldhouse was conceived as a way to create an eye-catching Super Bowl pedestrian zone in 2012. The challenge since has been to find a sustainable role for the venue.
BlueIndy plans to charge past its skeptics as its electric car-sharing program launches in Indianapolis Sept. 2, leaving behind the political consternation about whether Mayor Greg Ballard went rogue in green-lighting the program in the first place.
The federal suit filed by GEFT Outdoor LLC challenges the constitutionality of the ordinance. It comes in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding regulations for different kinds of sign content.
The case has widespread implications for pro athletes and cities with sports franchises that tax visiting players' incomes. It's rooted in part in a challenge brought by former Indianapolis Colt Jeff Saturday.