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    The RCA Dome

    by pabertra Updated Jun 3, 2005

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    RCA Dome opened in 1984 as part of a much-needed expansion to the convention center, not as a stand-alone sports venue. Opening as the Hoosier Dome at a cost of $77.5 million, the facility immediately became home to the Indianapolis Colts and other national and international events. Currently with football seating capacity at 57,890, the RCA Dome hosts over 1 million guests annually.The RCA Dome accommodates NFL football, NCAA basketball, motor sports, and various world-class entertainment events. The 95,000 square-foot stadium floor also attracts international and national conventions and trade shows.The RCA Dome is one of only four major air-supported stadiums in the US along with the Pontiac Silverdome, the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.

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    NCAA Hall of Champions

    by pabertra Updated Jun 3, 2005

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    If you are a big fan of college sports then you might appreciate a visit here. It is a state of the art facility and highlights the struggles and highlights of college athletes. The facility houses a Great Hall displaying banners recognizing current winners of the 87 NCAA national championships, and a unique view of the sports world via the "Look Up to Champions" video display. There are 3 theaters and a nice size gallery that contains traveling exhibits.The exhibit space includes interactive kiosks and games, hands-on displays, historical and current information about the NCAA and its member schools, and the traditions and values of college athletics. All 23 sports in Divisions I, II and III are represented. The facility also includes a Hall of Honor, Gymnasium, Gift Shop, and a 144 monitor video wall.

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    Visit the Best Minor League Ballpark in America

    by pabertra Updated Jun 2, 2005

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    A visit to Victory Field will be an experience you are unlikely to forget. This ballpark is the home to the Indianapolis Indians (the triple A affiliates of the Pittsburgh Pirates). The ballpark opened in 1996 and has been named the "Best Minor League Ballpark in America" by such prominent publications as Sports Illustrated and Baseball America. The $20 million facility boasts many unique features including an open concourse that offer a great view of the playing field throughout the ballpark, festival-style lawn seating, and angled outfield seats that hug the foul lines. I especially enjoy the amazing views of the downtown skyline and the chance to sit out in the grass with a blanket and watch the game. This is a MUST SEE if you are in town.

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    Dive France Park...

    by Cabana_Boy Updated Dec 18, 2002

    The scuba diving in France Park centers around the old seven acre Kenith limestone rock quarry abandon back in the 1940s or 50s. The quarry eventually filled with water from surrounding underground springs and the rest is history. Naturally, sand was hauled in to form a beach and this become as good as Florida for the local Hoosiers...

    During the early 80s, someone stocked the quarry with a group of Spoonbill Sturgeon (paddlefish) to complement the Blue Gill and Crappy and a major attraction for divers was born. The Paddlefish have to be one of the most mysterious looking fish on the planet. With a body, dorsel fin and length (up to 7 feet) that resemble sharks and that long flatten spoonbill; these dudes are truly ugly, but interesting at the same time. The Paddlefish also had a reputation for being very illusive. In fact, many people doubted their existence.

    Check out my travelgue on this page to get the low-down on my Spoonbill Sturgeon experience...

    Equipment: Naturally, you need the other basic scuba gear. If you are going in the Fall or early in Spring when visibility is good and the Paddlefish are easier to find, take a full, thick wetsuit.

    Checking the France Park website (everyone has a website now), it appears that the park is becoming more strict about its diving regulations. Diving in the quarry is managed by the Diving Den, which always operated a small air station and dive shop right on the beach of the Old Kenith quarry. They even look like they have a beginning and end to the "season." So, check them out before making the trip late or early in the year.

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