Recent Posts tagged with Indianapolis

Venue News: Hardworking March Madness Floors Make the Rounds

The painted slab of northern hardwood maple that supported the inaugural First Four round of the NCAA tournament at the University of Dayton’s UD Arena has seen its share of action before. Just last year, it served as the playing surface for the second leg of Butler’s run to the NCAA tournament title game. The […]  More

Venue News: NFL Offers Seatless Ticket Holders Tix to 2012 Super Bowl

The National Football League offered 2012 Super Bowl tickets to disgruntled ticket holders left seatless at Sunday’s big game, as Texas officials downplayed the effects a series of snafus might have on their chances to snag future big events. About 1,250 fans who had traveled to north Texas to watch the Packers play the Steelers […]  More

Venue News: Vikings Willing To Fund Outdoor Venue

The Minnesota Vikings are ready to discuss the possibility of once again playing in a roofless stadium. According to KMSP-TV Minneapolis-St. Paul this week, the Vikings are willing to front one-third of the cost of a new outdoor venue, even if state legislators choose to proceed with a more costly indoor stadium. Team spokesperson Lester […]  More

Venue News & Notes: To Keep Pacers, Indy To Invest in Conseco Fieldhouse

Indianapolis will sink at least $33.5 million into the operations of the Conseco Fieldhouse, home of the Indiana Pacers, city officials said this week. The public investment will include $10 million per year to subsidize the operations of the arena for the next three years and at least $3.5 million for capital improvements, the Indianapolis […]  More

Basketball-in-a-Stadium Is Old Hat for CBS

Capturing the drama of basketball in the sprawling setting of a football stadium may seem like a daunting task, but it is nothing new for CBS Sports. After all, the network is coming off three South Regional NCAA Tournament games at Houston’s Reliant Stadium last week and produced both the 2009 Final Four and the […]  More

Venue News & Notes: NBA Backs Plan for Downtown Sacramento Arena

In a game-changing move, the National Basketball Association has backed one of the arena task force-elicited plans that would build an arena for the Sacramento Kings downtown at The Railyards through the sale of Cal Expo and the relocation of the fairgrounds to land at Arco Arena. An NBA consultant and developers Gerry Kamilos and […]  More

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