IUPUI says it needs about $15 million to renovate the aging Natatorium swimming complex and wants the city’s Capital Improvement Board to fund part of the expense.
Thirty years ago, the first so-called “sports commission” came into being. The rest is Indianapolis history.
Ice Sports and Entertainment, the owner of the Indiana Ice hockey team, announced Wednesday afternoon that it plans to
build a complex that could contain up to four skating rinks and house the Indiana/World Skating Academy.
The Indianapolis Tennis Championships—formerly known as RCA Championships—appear to be dead, with the ATP Tour
dates being shipped off to Atlanta for 2010 and beyond.
One of the legacies left behind by the late NCAA President Myles Brand is a 10-person startup company tucked in a high-rise
office building in downtown Indianapolis that is just starting to make its mark on the basketball world.
Citizens has donated 28 acres of land from its former Citizens Gas & Coke Utility site on the southeast side of Indianapolis
to Play Ball Indiana for the development of a youth sports complex.
The NCAA executive committee on Thursday approved a $35 million addition to the governing body’s headquarters in White River
State Park in Indianapolis.
Bob Knight didn’t like Indiana University making a private matter public, and he didn’t want IU alumni footing the bill to
settle a lawsuit. On Tuesday, Knight released a statement saying he will return a $75,000 check sent last week by school officials
as a settlement offer.
City officials are looking to add youth and high school sports to the roster of collegiate and professional events built up since the city decided a generation ago to pursue amateur sports as an image-enhancing strategy.
Long-range plans for IUPUI unveiled this month call for the demolition of the Michael A. Carroll Track & Field Stadium and
Indianapolis Tennis Center, raising questions about the future of sporting events held at those venues that have generated
tens of millions of dollars in economic activity for the city.
The Pacers opening victory, new game innovations at Conseco Fieldhouse and retaining Danny Granger are bright spots in the
city’s vast sports scene.
Doug Logan, new CEO of locally based USA Track & Field, knows the organization’s challenges reach beyond the disappointments
of dropped batons at last month’s Beijing Olympics. He wants to review the sport from top to bottom, and plans to announce
in the next few weeks formation of a task force that will look at everything from team training camps and the time of the
Olympic trials, to forming a series of events in the United States culminating in a series championship.
Indianapolis is poised to launch a bid
to attract USA Basketball’s headquarters from its Colorado Springs home. The not-for-profit national governing body for men’s
and women’s basketball in the United States recently put out a request for proposals for a new headquarters city.