When John Vanausdall took the job as Eiteljorg CEO 20 years ago, he never imagined it would lead to him trying to persuade an NFL team owner to support Indianapolis’ Super Bowl bid.
Leading up to the Brickyard 400 in July, Allison Melangton will be working 16 hours a day. Those will be relatively light days compared to the hours she’ll work in August coordinating gymnastics coverage for NBC.
Sales at the 2014 Super Bowl in New York were huge. But sales at this year’s 50th Super Bowl featuring the aging Peyton Manning were even bigger for Indianapolis-based MainGate Inc.
Pacers Sports & Entertainment taps a Hoosier native with deep roots in sports and politics to be its new boss of Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Two Indiana Sports Corp. executives and possibly two board members are traveling to Dallas Jan. 12 to watch the national football college championship game and see what it would take to host the game at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Did NFL officials and team owners use Indianapolis merely to push the stakes for the 2018 Super Bowl higher for the other bidders? If they did, that trick won't work again.
NFL owners always sit in the same place at every meeting. And they often sit by friends and allies. But the Colts aren’t seeing as many allies as usual, as neighbors Minnesota and New Orleans also vie for the 2018 Super Bowl.
While the NFL owners meetings are all about big-boy business, the seating arrangement is decided by a tradition more akin to one you'd find in a junior high cafeteria.
The bidding for the Super Bowl has become so hyper competitive, cities have become super secretive about their bids. Indianapolis officials on Monday are promising to unveil one of their secret weapons in the city's bid to win the 2018 game.
Two Indianapolis-based companies help NFL score record Super Bowl merchandise sales in New York. But one local business executive calls this year’s big game massively expensive.
MainGate will operate 34 Super Bowl stores in New York and New Jersey around the clock, and Lids has brokered a deal with the NFL and Macy's to run the biggest Super Bowl store ever. League officials think merchandise sales at this year's Super Bowl could top $50 million.
New Orleans columnist says "Good luck to Indy. You'll need it."
Indianapolis Super Bowl Bid Committee officials said Friday they’ll need to raise $5 million more in advance corporate and private donations for the 2018 game than they did for the 2012 Super Bowl.
Indiana Sports Corp. CEO Allison Melangton is challenging local sports industry leaders to "think boldly" and help Indianapolis become an international sports mecca.
Within three weeks, Indianapolis should know whom it faces in its bid to host the 2018 Super Bowl. The bidding for the next three Super Bowls is bound to be competitive. And a little ugly.
As many as eight cities are lining up for a shot at hosting the 2018 Super Bowl. Indianapolis officials should expect some team owners to line up against them and some of their opponents to fight dirty to win this lucrative prize.