The teardown of the 770-space structure began in March and is expected to be completed sometime this summer, followed immediately by the start of construction on the new 1.5-acre plaza space.
The dinosaur show is among the largest public events to be scheduled at the fairgrounds since the pandemic began
Teachers Credit Union has signed on as the naming-rights partner for the newly renovated concert venue at White River State Park, but those involved in the deal aren’t sharing details about the contract.
The Indianapolis-based GEO Foundation will make one building the new home of its Next Generation High School and lease the other to elementary charter school Indy STEAM.
With no nearby direct flights to Indianapolis available, Baylor University and Gonzaga University fans had to go well out of their way to attend the culmination of the 2021 NCAA men’s basketball season Monday night.
The operator of St. Elmo Steak House, one of downtown’s oldest restaurants and a top draw for tourists, said late Saturday night that the eatery was closing for a “deep cleaning.”
About 2,000 health care, public safety and hospitality workers were on the floor or seated nearby for Miley Cyrus’ musical tribute on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Hospitality leaders say no, although it will be some time before occupancy rates are back to normal.
Lots of activities, concerts and events are planned throughout the city for the final weekend of the college basketball season.
Seven of the Elite Eight teams’ schools are located no less than 800 miles from Indianapolis, as the crow flies. Michigan is the outlier, and local tourism officials have indicated that if the Wolverines advance to the Final Four, it could provide a helpful economic boost.
Restaurants including Pier 48 and The Pub saw steady crowds throughout the afternoon, and District Tap and Harry & Izzy’s had wait times exceeding 1-1/2 hours most of the day.
The organization has for decades helped families secure mortgages and generally works with neighborhood development groups on a litany of development projects. It has been focused of late on transit-oriented multifamily developments near IndyGo’s Red Line. But single-family units are a newer focus.
March Madness is taking on a whole new meaning for athletes, coaches and support staff, who are largely cooped up for the duration of the tournament, which ends with the championship game April 5.
The tickets will be available in groups of two or four, with capacity limited to 8,500, just like games played on the court throughout this year’s tournament.
With thousands of visitors in town for the NCAA basketball tournament and other athletic events, occupancy rates at downtown Indianapolis hotels were the highest in the nation for the past two weekends, breaking the pandemic tourism setback that settled in a year ago.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said Thursday he plans to take a “common sense approach” to determining when the city will lift its restrictions through continued conversations with the Marion County Department of Public Health.
The organization said each Indiana venue was set up with artificial crowd noise to make up for the lower number of fans at each game due to the pandemic.
The figures, obtained by IBJ on Wednesday, show an average attendance of 2,180 people per game across the seven basketball courts at six venues. All venues limited crowd sizes because of the pandemic.