The city of Indianapolis, IUPUI and Lilly Endowment are preparing to unveil a broad plan for the west end of downtown and Haughville.
Mayor Greg Ballard is proposing to pay about half of the $20 million needed to upgrade the Natatorium at IUPUI. The city's Capital Improvement Board is also considering setting aside tax revenue for operation expenses.
A local group led by the Indiana Sports Corp. is bidding to bring the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials to Indianapolis for the fifth time. But the event wouldn’t be in the 4,200-seat IUPUI Natatorium. Instead, officials want to host the 2016 trials in 63,000-seat Lucas Oil Stadium.
NCAA swimming championships being held at the IU Natatorium this week kick off six years of collegiate swimming championships that are expected to generate millions of dollars for the local economy.
City will host the Division I, II or III men’s and women’s swimming and diving championships every year between 2012 and 2017
under a new deal.
So much sad, bad, disturbing sports news. Time to look on the brighter side.