Ten years ago, the Indiana Pacers sold out their 69 Conseco Fieldhouse suites and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
barely touched a phone to sell its 120 luxury boxes. But entertaining at luxury suites is out of vogue
now, thanks to the recession and companies keeping a closer eye on spending.
Max Schumacher is healthy, feels good and wants to continue working for the Indianapolis Indians full time. But
with his 77th birthday approaching in October, Schumacher, chairman and president of the team, needs a succession plan.
Some local officials wrestling with the Capital Improvement Board's $37 million deficit think part of the profit made by the Indianapolis Indians could be used to narrow that deficit, but Indian officials balk at that idea because they say they've already paid more than their share.