Revelation: Not all sports events are problem-free, irrespective of the athlete or spectator perspective.
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Tickets for many of the early game have sold out, although there are still seats available for games at Lucas Oil Stadium, where capacity is the largest. For other venues, tickets on some of the bigger resale web sites were being advertised for more than $250. Most were less.
The NFL is set to kick off its 2020 season Thursday night in Kansas City, where 16,000 fans are expected. But it will sound as if 76,416 spectators are cheering thanks to NFL Films, which is supplying prerecorded audio specific to each NFL venue.
The race—rescheduled for Aug. 23—is on an otherwise open weekend in the city’s summer event calendar, which could fill hotel rooms at a time they would otherwise have been empty.
The $1 million initiative was announced in October as a legacy project tied to next year’s All-Star festivities, with each group receiving up to $50,000 in funding for youth-serving projects.
The extension, announced Wednesday, means Indianapolis will keep the event through at least 2021. It has hosted the combine since 1987.
The five-day NFL Combine has been hosted in Indianapolis since 1987, and efforts are underway to ensure the showcase calls the city home for the next several years.
The device dubbed "Advanced Frontal Protection" will officially debut when practice begins next month and is expected to be used for the remainder of the IndyCar season.
Financial services firm Gainbridge has reached a multiyear deal to become the presenting sponsor of the Indianapolis 500, race officials announced Thursday. It becomes just the second presenting sponsor in the race’s history.
Indianapolis-based retail merchandiser MainGate has inked an exclusive deal with the owner and manager of numerous NASCAR tracks, including Daytona and Talladega, to provide licensed gear and set up a new web store.
Attendance for this year’s Red Bull Air Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was down only slightly from a year ago. The event was in the third year of a three-year contract, but IMS officials aren’t ruling out a return.
Six years after golfer Brad Fellers was diagnosed with a rare bone malady that caused him to lose feeling in his right hand, he has qualified for the 2019 PGA Professional Championship.
With three days remaining, the Colts camp has already received more visitors than it did in its final year at Anderson University. But the crowd numbers are still well below what they reached early this decade.
CNO initially signed a three-year deal in 2016 to become the title sponsor of the annual race organized by local not-for-profit Beyond Monumental.
Little League International said it might consider sites outside of Zionsville for its new regional headquarters following public criticism of a real estate project associated with the high-profile development. Seventy communities had sought the headquarters before Zionsville was chosen.
Sunday’s race conditions and new cars with less downforce cost a number of big-name drivers a shot at IndyCar’s most prestigious event. Defending winner Takuma Sato as well as Danica Patrick, Sebastien Bourdais, three-time winner Helio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan lost control and wrecked.
The decision was announced Wednesday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the league's spring meeting in Atlanta.