ICVA receives $5.4M gift to promote Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association said Thursday that it has received a $5.4 million gift to help market the
city’s tourism and convention industries. The grant comes from a foundation headed by the developer of the Marriott Place
hotel complex under construction downtown.

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NCAA, city haggle over Final Four rental deal

A little more than six months before the 2010 NCAA men’s Final Four is set to tip off at Lucas Oil Stadium, the NCAA
has not yet finalized a rental deal for the facility. While officials for the NCAA and Local Organizing Committee,
the group charged with operating the event in Indianapolis, downplay any problems, sports business experts say it is unusual
not to have an agreement pinned down in the months leading up to the event.

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