Race fans no longer cram Lafayette hotels

Plenty of rooms were available in Lafayette-area hotels over the weekend despite nearby Indianapolis hosting the 500-mile race Sunday.

That’s because so many hotels and motels have been built in Indianapolis and adjacent cities in recent years that demand for lodging has slipped in Lafayette, according to the Journal & Courier.

One Lafayette hotel, the Best Western, has even spent $1.5 million on an aquatic center in an attempt to attract guests.

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