The only Native American to have played for the team thinks the franchise should keep the name and use it to educate the public.
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The club said Tuesday that it “will be forming a committee to explore” its name and determine whether a change is necessary, amid pushback from Native Americans who view it as inappropriate.
According to more than a half-dozen general managers and player development executives, the best hope of salvaging even part of a minor league season might not come until late summer, and it could center more on intrasquad games rather than a full season.
NBA and NFL teams will face a considerable financial hit if they are forced to play with no fans in the stands, but, thanks to their lucrative TV contracts, it won’t knock them into the red.
While Major League Baseball tries to figure out a way to play this summer, the prospects for anything resembling a normal minor league season are increasingly bleak.
When the city was threatened with losing the Indianapolis Indians, the public rallied in ways big and small to keep the team here.
The Indians will get a new club and additional space in their administrative offices with a multi-million-dollar project expected to start once the 2019 season concludes. The project has received approval from the Capital Improvement Board.
About $2 million in upgrades to Victory Field are scheduled to begin after the 2019 season concludes in September, most notably an overhaul of the existing suite area behind home plate.
IBJ talked with the longtime broadcasters about their experiences behind a central Indiana mic.
While the economic impact for the 2021 All-Star weekend could top $100 million for Indianapolis, the hard costs and soft expenses for the Pacers and city will easily reach eight figures.
Despite the team’s surprising play, seats for Pacers home games are among the cheapest in the league on the secondary market.
The Indianapolis Indians drew more fans to Victory Field this year than last season despite having one fewer home date.
The Indianapolis Indians will need to average 9,263 fans per game over the last 14 home games this season to top last year’s attendance mark. That’s an uptick over what the team has averaged so far.
Johnny Callison, Dave Concepcion, Randy Johnson are among former Indians who have made big impacts in All-Star games past.
Thirteen BSU students are forsaking the tradition of hitting the beach over their spring break to hunt for Indiana-centric stories at Major League Baseball training camps.
The Indianapolis Indians are in discussions with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds, among other teams. A big-league game last April sold out and scored $350,000 in revenue.
Fans of the Indianapolis Indians this year will notice a massive new scoreboard, improved sound system and spiffier concession stands. Changes to seating are being considered for 2018 or 2019.
Even though Max Schumacher’s role with the team has diminished, he still has strong opinions about how the team should be run. Don’t expect a corporate name on Victory Field anytime soon.