Visitors spent nearly $681 million in the county in 2015, with most of the dollars used for food and beverages. That’s a 12 percent boost over 2014, nearly double the increase for the overall metro area.
The Noblesville Fieldhouse, which is being developed by Klipsch-Card Athletic Facilities LLC, is expected to include five hardwood courts for volleyball, basketball and other sports, plus 75,000 square feet of turf for baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse.
Fishers and Noblesville officials announced plans Tuesday morning for a $9 million project that will convert a stretch of the corridor previously used by the Indiana State Fair Train into a paved pedestrian and bicycle trail between the two cities.
Officials have been discussing ways to use or improve the 37-mile Nickel Plate railroad corridor, following a fallout between the Hoosier Heritage Port Authority and the Indiana Transportation Museum, which operated the popular Indiana State Fair train.
The $15 million Noblesville Fieldhouse being developed by Klipsch-Card Athletic Facilities LLC would include five hardwood courts for volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, futsal and pickleball; 75,000 square feet of turf for baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse; concession stands and medical training.
Andy Card, who earlier led the investment group behind the Jonathan Byrd's Fieldhouse at Grand Park, said the new project would be able to accommodate sports including baseball, basketball and volleyball.