IBJ Podcast: Could Indy become a virus-free ‘bubble’ for college basketball?

When the pandemic hit and the Big Ten and NCAA last spring began canceling sports events — many of them planned for Indianapolis — the Indiana Sports Corp. didn’t go into hibernation. Instead, it went to work, trying to figure out how to be a player in whatever the sports world would become.

The result is an idea that appears to have captured the fancy of a number of colleges and athletic conferences — although it’s too soon to know whether any of them will take Indy up on the idea. The Indiana Sports Corp. is proposing to create a basketball bubble at the Indiana Convention Center by turning exhibit halls and meeting rooms into basketball courts and locker rooms. There would be expansive safety measures and daily COVID-19 testing.

Indiana Sports Corp. President Ryan Vaughn talks to host Mason King about the proposal, as well as the group’s finances and plans as it prepares to host major events in the coming months.

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6 thoughts on “IBJ Podcast: Could Indy become a virus-free ‘bubble’ for college basketball?

  1. Why ???? our streets and highways going every direction and 465 loop are so filthy with trash debris in the emergency lines. Silt & trash are clogging up the water runoff channels in the highway’s drainage system.
    I’m embarrassed of how our highways look going to every direction in the city. Thanks Mayor we definitely need to replace our leadership.

    1. Thanks for your always positive takes. You should seriously consider moving and put an end to your (and our) misery.

    2. The mayor has nothing to do with the interstate highways. Contact your state rep or the governor if it bothers you so much

  2. No Thank’s to our Mayor!!!!
    Our highways and city streets are a trash dump.
    Un safe dirty old road signs mangled and laying in the median’s for years. Im so embarrassed of Indianapolis and indiana highway’s looks like little Chicago!

    Why would we try to host anything.

  3. Well people are moving out of downtown in droves all my buddies that own restaurants in downtown are being taken over by thugs and dirty puked on and defected on streets and sidewalks.
    Grow up snowflakes look around.

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