A bill passed by the Indiana Senate would require the Indy Eleven to become an MLS franchise within three years to unlock tax money to build a stadium dedicated to soccer. But is that realistic?
IBJ's Anthony Schoettle says it's an uphill climb — but by no means out of the question. He talks to IBJ Podcast host Mason King about the challenges facing Ersal Ozdemir, the local real estate developer who founded the team, and his ownership group.
Among them: Making sure that ownership group has enough money, finding a place to build the stadium (and an associated mixed-use development), winning strong support from city and state leaders and, of course, getting that legislation signed into law.
Anthony wrote about the issue in the March 1 issue of IBJ and expands on some of the key questions in the podcast.