Cruise company executives said the limited resumption of cruising in Europe over the last few weeks has convinced them that cruising can be done safely.
City sports officials offer to create basketball bubble for interested schools
Indiana Sports Corp. released a 16-page proposal Friday that calls for turning the convention center’s exhibition halls and meeting rooms into basketball courts and locker rooms. There would be expansive safety measures and daily virus testing.Read More
IMS Museum selling dozens of vehicles to help upgrade collection
The basement of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is jam-packed with hundreds of vehicles that never go on display. Some of those cars are going on the auction block.Read More
Colts say 7,500 spectators will be allowed at second home game
Pete Ward, chief operating officer for the Colts, confirmed the 200% increase in the maximum-allowed crowd for the Sept. 27 game against the New York Jets.Read More
Crowd-limit disparity for Colts, Eleven home games raises questions
The Indianapolis Colts will be limited to 2,500 spectators at Sunday’s home football opener at Lucas Oil Stadium even though crowds for Indy Eleven soccer games at the venue have regularly doubled that figure since early July.Read More
Six months into the pandemic, conveying warmth is the new hot topic among hoteliers and restaurateurs. Some are coming up with new ways.
The Rocksino—a partnership between Hard Rock Casino and Terre Haute development firm Spectacle Jack LLC—will be the first in the state to have a smoke-free interior. Casinos are an exception to the state’s smoking ban.
Jenn Anné, lead paleontologist and manager of the Natural Science Collections at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, recently returned from Wyoming where she and her team dug for fossils to bring back to the museum. The trip garnered more than two tons of findings.
The new race will be part of a three-day festival of sound and speed that organizers hope rivals the storied Long Beach Grand Prix.
The trade show in a typical year brings upwards of 67,000 people to the Indiana Convention Center and generates an economic impact of $65 million. Last year’s event had 1,100 exhibitors and 3,300 booths.
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.
Overall attendance at Indiana Convention Center events has stagnated, but annual major conventions have seen explosive growth.
The Indianapolis Colts are cutting back on spectator capacity in their latest health and safety plan, with hopes of boosting crowds as the season progresses, depending on the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition, on Friday and again on Sept. 11, dozens of community leaders will spend the day cleaning and sprucing up the area.
The 110,000-square-foot hotel is situated between the Monon Trail and Veterans Way in Carmel, just south of City Center Drive.
The pandemic hasn’t stopped all hospitality business in Indianapolis. Nearly 40,000 people have visited downtown since the beginning of July for events at the Indiana Convention Center or at major hotels.
The full City-County Council is expected to vote on the proposals next month. After that, the financing will need to be approved by both the Metropolitan Development Commission and the Indianapolis Bond Bank.
The NCAA and the Indiana Sports Corp. both said they’re still planning for the Final Four on its original dates. Some sports business experts wonder whether the college basketball tournament could benefit from a “bubble” strategy like the NBA or NHL.
The Capital Improvement Board of Marion County approved a $132.3 million budget for 2021 during its Friday board meeting—a reduction of 26.4% from this year’s budget.
The cancellation of the fall season promises to wallop businesses who count on those fall weekends for survival, and the economic impact likely will measure in the tens of millions in many of the small towns across the sprawling conference.
Ratio is architect for the $550 million project by Kite Realty Group Trust that includes a Signia Hilton, an expansion of the Indiana Convention Center and—eventually—a second, 600-room Hilton-branded hotel.
Leisure demand rises, but hotels are sorely missing business travel and group events like conferences and weddings.
The program was developed to assist and preserve the Hoosier Hospitality destinations and organizations that help enhance the quality of life the state offers.
Now that weddings have slowly cranked up under a patchwork of ever-shifting state and local restrictions, planners, photographers and other bridal vendors have a heap of new worries in the middle of the pandemic.