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    Indianapolis is a Sport's City For Sure

    by deecat Updated Apr 12, 2005

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    Indianapolis is for sure a sportsminded city. Most everyone knows about the Indianapolis Speedway for racing enthusists; many people know about the Indiana Pacers Men's Professional Basketball Team and the Indianapolis Colts Professional Football Team; some people know about the Indianapolis Indians baseball team; but, how many people know that Indianapolis is home to the RCA Tennis Championships?

    While we were in town, the Final Four for the Women's College Basketball Finals were going on. People from all over the United States were in the city to see those games. At the same time, there were qualifications for swimmers where records were broken (at least that's what we heard from visitors).

    I don't know if people know about the NCAA Hall of Champions which is located along the Canal Walk. We did not go into the building, but I did take the picture. There were many people "checking it out".

    I also took the picture of a jogger using the walking path; it's a great place and way to stay in shape.

    Yes, Indianapolis is a great city for architecture, history, art, theater, and yes, SPORTS

    Equipment: If you want to walk or run along the Canal Walk, bring your running/walking shoes. Otherwise, if you want to be a spectator for one of the many fine sporting events, just bring yourself, your sense of "fair play", and a smile.

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  • RCA Dome

    by grkboiler Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The RCA Dome, formerly the Hoosier Dome and more commonly known as simply, "The Dome", is the home of the Indianapolis Colts football team. Other events common to the Dome are NCAA basketball, high school football, concerts, and expos.

    The Dome is one of only 6 air-supported domed stadiums around the world. It opened in 1984 and has a capacity of around 60,000 (40,000 for basketball). The floor surface for football is AstroTurf.

    Parking is very easy to find. There are lots all around the Dome and parking garages nearby. The Dome is within walking distance to many downtown hotels and restaurants. Unfortunately, traffic flow out of the area is terrible after games.

    See the website for a calendar of events. The number below is to the RCA Dome ticket office.

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  • Conseco Fieldhouse

    by grkboiler Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Conseco Fieldhouse is in my opinion one of the best places in the world to watch basketball. This is an amazing stadium that was built to resemble the old Indiana fieldhouses to fit with the high school and college basketball tradition in the state. It also helps that there isn't a bad seat in there.

    Conseco Fieldhouse opened in 1999 and seats 18,345. The cost was $183 million.

    The Fieldhouse is home of the NBA's Pacers and the WNBA's Fever, along with the Big 10 basketball tournament on even numbered years. Concerts and other special sporting events are also held here.

    Check the website for events and ticket info. The number below is for the Conseco Fieldhouse box office.

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    RCA Dome

    by rmdw Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The RCA Dome is located on the south end of Indianapolis's downtown area. Tied in with the Convention Centre, it is home to the Indianapolis Colts as well as many other events.

    Being from Vancouver, it is an almost identical cousin to BC Place, the dome I'm most familiar with!

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    Hiking in the City: Eagle Creek Park

    by staindesign Updated Apr 4, 2011

    I love this park, it is just outside of the circle and you can feel like you're really out in nature while you're practically 15 mins from downtown. The hiking trails are pretty good, i believe they could be maintained a little better, but perhaps they don't have a huge amount of money to do so. It costs $4 for each car to get in and they'll give you a map if you want one. The park has a Restaurant, Bait Shop, Bark Park, Sailboat Club, Concession Stands, Fishing Areas, Fitness Course, Nature Center, Retreat Centers (2), Picnic Areas and Shelters, Boat Ramp and Slips, Swim Beach, Lilly Lake, State Nature Preserves (2), Sailboat/ Rowboat/ Canoe Rentals, Cross-Country Skiing Paths, Marsh & Bird Sanctuary, Pistol/Archery Range, and Woodland Wildlife Preserve. There are signs posted that don't allow swimming now, because of a huge over growth of blue-green algea. Apparently, there are a bunch of terrible symptoms you can get if you eat it or drink it. The signs are posted in Spanish and English for all park goers.

    Equipment: For hiking you just need a pair or hiking boots or even tennis shoes. And maybe you could pack a lunch, there are picnic areas all over the park.

    Important INFO:*
    1.Heading North on 465 take the 56st St. exit and then turn left.

    2.But heading South(more difficult) take the 71st St. exit then go east to Georgetown Rd. turn Right (south) to 56th St. turn Right and then you'll drive maybe 2 miles cross the bridge over 465 and the park will be on your right hand side.

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    Indianapolis Colts Football

    by Vulindlela Written Oct 15, 2010

    The Colts are loved in this city and always have been since moving here from Baltimore in 1984.
    It is very tough to get tickets, especially now, while they have a winning team.
    Lucas Oil Stadium is where they play and it is very nice and modern, having opened in 2008.

    If you get a chance, check out a game and watch a future Hall of Fame quarterback throw a touchdown!

    Equipment: Just bring yourself!
    Warm clothes are not even requires since it is a retractable roof stadium.
    Bring lots of money too! It is expensive, just like any other sporting event.

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    Brickyard Crossing Golf Course

    by BLSM Written Dec 4, 2002

    On the grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a 18 hole Championship golf course. Part of the course is inside the track area. There is a Inn with a full service resturant and lounge. There are blackout dates in May and August and September during race dates.

    Equipment: Golf clubs are availble for rental.

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    Kayaking Eagle Creek Reservoir

    by Cabana_Boy Updated Apr 4, 2011

    I had been kayaking in New England and just got back from kayaking in Newfoundland, so, I did not expect much from Eagle Creek Reservoir in central Indiana. But, I must say that I was taken a bit by surprise. My brother and I went out one evening for a paddle and we saw a lot of water foul and some great scenery. Now granted, it wasn't anything like the Minke Whale that I saw in Bonne Bay, Newfoundland, but the kayaking was nice and peaceful all the same.

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    Indianapolis Colts

    by djramey Written Oct 2, 2004

    Visit the RCA Dome in downtown Indianapolis to watch one of the most respected and revered National Football League franchises in the country. The Colts play American football every Sunday in the Fall and Winter, but home game tickets are very hard to come by these days with the recent success of the team.

    Led by Quarterback Peyton Manning, Running Back Edgerrin James and Wide Receiver Marvin Harrison, the Indianapolis Colts is becoming a powerhouse in the NFL. With an explosive and exciting offense, few teams in the league can match them point for point on a weekly basis.

    Hopefully in the next 2-3 years the Colts can win the Super Bowl and bring the first national championship in professional sports to Indianapolis in a long long time.

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    National Football League Indianapolis Colts

    by pourparafor Updated Jun 30, 2012

    Watch The National Football (American) league Indianapolis Colts From August to December or a little latter if they make it to the playoffs. Lucas Oil stadium is located at corner of Capital and South streets. Lucas Oil stadium is about 6 blocks south of the circle and about 3 blocks west. This stadium has hosted The Super Bowl in 2012. If the Weather allows then the roof and a big window on the north side can be opened. It is 6 blocks south of The State Capital Building.Lucas Oil stadium is also used for other things such as conventions, Big 10 Championship football, NCAA final four basketball, monster trucks, music concerts and motorcycle racing. The stadium is connected to the Indiana convention center(which has been recently been expanded)

    Equipment: The tailgating lots for the games are mainly located to the south and west of the stadium.Tickets for games are generally available from "Ticket Scalpers" on street corners around the stadium and is legal in Indiana. www.stubhub.com is a more secure way to buy tickets online.

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    NCAA Tournaments

    by BigBlueOne Written Nov 30, 2006

    The NCAA basketball tourney is a frequent visitor of the Indianapolis area (my guess is it might have something to do with the fact that the NCAA headquarters is there). As is the case in most cities, the tournament in Indianapolis shouldn't be missed.

    Equipment: No gear, just make sure you book a room with plenty of time to spare. I went in 2005 and couldn't get a room within 15 miles of the Dome no matter how much I was willing to pay.

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    Butler University Basketball

    by Rich62 Written Mar 26, 2011

    The Butler basketball program is one of the most successful in the nation.

    Equipment: They play in ancient "Hinkle Fieldhouse" on the campus

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