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Old 01-27-2019, 12:35 PM
 
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You might be surprised to know that if the CIB approves the Eleven Park project that Indy just might get a MLS status sooner then you think.Google the major project their going for.
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Old 01-28-2019, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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It's about media markets, not population as much. Indy is not very high in media market ranking to have 3-4 major league teams.
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:49 PM
 
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Indiana should be glad they do not have more sports franchises since pro sports teams consistently rip off the general public- people have better things to spend money on than subsidizing billionaire sports team owners and the millionaire athletes who play for them

Indiana poll shows public opposition to Pacers and Eleven subsidies, pollster says if state pretends it’s not public money they should be fine | Field of Schemes

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...ts/2704906002/
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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It's about media markets, not population as much. Indy is not very high in media market ranking to have 3-4 major league teams.
Indy is pretty well surrounded my franchises in other markets within a half day's drive. You can get to Chicago in three hours. They have NHL and two MLB teams. Cincinnati is two hours away with MLB. St. Louis, Detroit, and Nashville all provide other options for the occasional trip from Indy in terms of sports.
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Old 02-02-2019, 01:24 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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You're exactly right Serious Conversation. I never would have went to Cincinatti if it hadn't been for the zoo or the Reds. I remember going to 3 or maybe 4 games at Crosley Field and 1 game at Riverfront Stadium. We would make those trips in a day, even if the game was at night. Back then, we didn't have enough money for a motel. If we would have had to stay in a motel, we wouldn't have gone to the game.

I can also remember a couple of daytrips to St Louis Cardinal baseball games at Busch Stadium.

We made a couple of daytrips to Chicago a couple of times. Left Muncie before dawn and got back home before midnight.

One of the best things about living in Indianapolis and Central Indiana is that it is pretty much centrally located between Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Nashville, Louisville, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Memphis, if you wanna do a daytrip or overnight or weekend trip.

It's actually fairly easy drive from Muncie to Memphis and the casinos in Tunica, MS, about 8 to 10 hours. If you leave early enough, you can be there by 3pm. Memphis and Tunica is close to the half way point to meet friends and family from Muncie. It's about 2 hours closer to Muncie than Austin. And it's the closest halfway point where there's actually something for us to do besides eat, talk and sit around and look at one another.
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Central Indiana/Indy metro area
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One of the best things about living in Indianapolis and Central Indiana is that it is pretty much centrally located between Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Nashville, Louisville, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Memphis, if you wanna do a daytrip or overnight or weekend trip.

Good comments being made about how close Indy is to other metro areas. That is one positive about Indy, so long as a person is into visiting other major metros. After looking over our finances the last few years, I've decided the wife and I have to start eventually cutting back on our more costly vacations. We are planning on Hawaii in 2020 but after that, I've told her we need to focus on one year doing more local (ie: Drive to) type trips and then the other year we can go back to flying. Flying is just so costly, plus we have to add in the rental car as well, which I actually get a good discount on via my employer. It wasn't until recently I actually had a desire to visit major cities. We went to NYC about six or so years ago and I had much more fun than I thought. I never really got out and about when I was younger and was drawn to more back-country, mountain type areas. I really want to check out Louisville and Cincinnati more. Went to a ballgame with work friends last year plus went to their non-smoking casino. I really like downtown Cincinnati. The riverfront and bridge we walked over to the KY side was amazing.
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Old 02-04-2019, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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You're exactly right Serious Conversation. I never would have went to Cincinatti if it hadn't been for the zoo or the Reds. I remember going to 3 or maybe 4 games at Crosley Field and 1 game at Riverfront Stadium. We would make those trips in a day, even if the game was at night. Back then, we didn't have enough money for a motel. If we would have had to stay in a motel, we wouldn't have gone to the game.

I can also remember a couple of daytrips to St Louis Cardinal baseball games at Busch Stadium.

We made a couple of daytrips to Chicago a couple of times. Left Muncie before dawn and got back home before midnight.

One of the best things about living in Indianapolis and Central Indiana is that it is pretty much centrally located between Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Nashville, Louisville, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Memphis, if you wanna do a daytrip or overnight or weekend trip.

It's actually fairly easy drive from Muncie to Memphis and the casinos in Tunica, MS, about 8 to 10 hours. If you leave early enough, you can be there by 3pm. Memphis and Tunica is close to the half way point to meet friends and family from Muncie. It's about 2 hours closer to Muncie than Austin. And it's the closest halfway point where there's actually something for us to do besides eat, talk and sit around and look at one another.
Personally, about eight hours in the car is my limit. More than that and I'll fly.

That's one thing I miss about Indy - being relatively close to other places. I made tons of weekend trips while living. Chicago several times. Cincinnati probably a dozen times. Half a dozen trips to various places in Michigan. Nashville.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:30 AM
 
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Indianapolis is not a sports town. It just isn't. Yes, people buy jerseys and go to the games but its not religion like it is in some cities. Walk into any neighborhood bar in Buffalo, NY in the off season and you'll find a table of arm-chair quarterbacks arguing for hours on end about last season and the upcoming season. Compare that to Indianapolis - a week after the Colts won the Superbowl it was already old news.

Pro-sports in Indy is a fun activity to do on the weekend - but its not something the residents here live and die for.

(Here's the unofficial way to identify sports towns.....go to Las Vegas or Florida where they have transplants from all over the country. The big sports towns will have their own satellite sports bars which cater to the die hard fans of the locality they came from. You'll find plenty of representation for Cleveland, Chicago, Cincinatti, Pittsburgh, Green Bay....but not Indianapolis. )
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Indianapolis is not a sports town. It just isn't. Yes, people buy jerseys and go to the games but its not religion like it is in some cities. Walk into any neighborhood bar in Buffalo, NY in the off season and you'll find a table of arm-chair quarterbacks arguing for hours on end about last season and the upcoming season. Compare that to Indianapolis - a week after the Colts won the Superbowl it was already old news.

Pro-sports in Indy is a fun activity to do on the weekend - but its not something the residents here live and die for.

(Here's the unofficial way to identify sports towns.....go to Las Vegas or Florida where they have transplants from all over the country. The big sports towns will have their own satellite sports bars which cater to the die hard fans of the locality they came from. You'll find plenty of representation for Cleveland, Chicago, Cincinatti, Pittsburgh, Green Bay....but not Indianapolis. )
It could be because the Colts haven't been in Indy as long as other NFL teams have been in their respective cities.
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Indianapolis is not a sports town. It just isn't. Yes, people buy jerseys and go to the games but its not religion like it is in some cities. Walk into any neighborhood bar in Buffalo, NY in the off season and you'll find a table of arm-chair quarterbacks arguing for hours on end about last season and the upcoming season. Compare that to Indianapolis - a week after the Colts won the Superbowl it was already old news.

Pro-sports in Indy is a fun activity to do on the weekend - but its not something the residents here live and die for.

(Here's the unofficial way to identify sports towns.....go to Las Vegas or Florida where they have transplants from all over the country. The big sports towns will have their own satellite sports bars which cater to the die hard fans of the locality they came from. You'll find plenty of representation for Cleveland, Chicago, Cincinatti, Pittsburgh, Green Bay....but not Indianapolis. )
I'm happy to say that you WILL find Colts representation in sports bars here in Seattle - not a sports bar that can be called a Colts bar, mind you - but you do see blue and white jerseys throughout different places in town. Also, the three times Colts have played here since I've been here (including one preseason game) Colts nation was well represented at Qwest/Century Link
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