THINGS EVERY FANATIC SHOULD DO IN INDY

You go where your team goes. You judge a city by its arena food. Your house wears your team’s colors, and your firstborn was named after a famous athlete. You know that Bracketology is a true science (and you claim to have a doctorate).

You live for the buzzer beaters, the last-second field goals, the walk-off grand slams. You’re a supporter, loyal to the last out and the final whistle – not a sports fan, you’re a sports fanatic.  

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101st Running of the Indianapolis 500
Race to the Racing Capital of the World

  • The wait is over and the time has come for the world’s largest single-day sporting event on May 28
  • Man versus machine, see drivers turn laps at 230 mph
  • Concerts, parades, and the famous snake pit - join the party all month long
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INDYCAR Grand Prix of Indianapolis
The official kickoff to May racing in Indianapolis

  • The stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series kick off the Month of May on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
  • Watch IndyCar up-close and personal as Scott Dixon, Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal and many more navigate the infield
  • Tickets start at just $25 and children 15 and under are free
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Indianapolis Indians
Baseball with a View

  • America’s pastime is played at Victory Field, located in White River State Park, with the downtown skyline as a backdrop
  • The Indians play great ball with players seeking Big League fame with parent team, the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Free fireworks show after every Friday home game and 2-for-1 Ticket Tuesdays
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Brickyard 400
Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • Witness NASCAR’s top drivers race at a world-famous venue on July 23
  • See racing legends Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, and Jeff Gordon compete
  • Tickets start at $35
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NCAA Hall of Champions
Find Your Inner Champion

  • Pay tribute to those amazing student athletes who train, sweat, struggle, and triumph in 24 different sports
  • Find your game and take the winning shot on a vintage basketball court, reliving the true story from the movie Hoosiers
  • Find out why the NCAA was founded (think pigskin) and then take an iconic Indy photo at The Flying Wedge sculpture
  • After visiting, jouney to the nearby attractions located in White River State Park
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Pete Dye Golf Trail
Pristine Courses that Inspire and Challenge

  • Indiana is home to more Pete Dye courses than anywhere else in the world
  • Hear race cars zipping by at The Brickyard Crossing which features four holes inside the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Take your clubs to The Fort where the glorious landscape will help you forget the lost balls
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Indy Eleven
The World’s Game and Indiana’s Team

  • Electric crowd, with a dedicated fan base
  • Tickets start at just $10 in the Brickyard Battalion, the die-hard Indy Eleven fan section
  • The spring season is followed by fall games, all played downtown at Michael A. Carroll Stadium
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Indy Crit Festival
Downtown Indy

  • See more than 500 cyclists from across the Midwest compete at the state’s largest criterium
  • In addition to the racing, the accompanying festival has plenty of fun for everyone: food trucks, beer garden, yoga in the park, live bands, BMX stunt shows & more
  • Blend cycling with beverages at the Handlebar Indy Pedal Pub tour/race
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Indiana Fever
Hoops Hysteria

  • Watch 2012 WNBA champions in action at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  • Get two tickets for the price of one at every Wednesday home game
  • Check the schedule for themed nights, from pet heroes to fan appreciation
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Indy's Best Sports Bars
Premier Sports Bars in the Premier Sports Capital

Indy is a sports town, and has the bars to prove it. If you can’t get a ticket to the big game, try to score a seat at one of our favorite watering holes. 

GUIDE TO INDY SPORTS BARS

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JW Marriott
Lodge at the JW, aka “Big Blue”

  • The city’s largest hotel was also a recent billboard of the world’s largest Final Four brackets
  • Keep up with all the games, grab a chair and brew at High Velocity sports bar
  • From the hotel walk easily to the games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Lucas Oil Stadium, or to the NCAA Hall of Champions

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Ride the Cultural Trail
Stretch Your Legs and See the City

  • The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is eight miles and traverses downtown with stretches along Mass Ave, Fountain Square, and the Central Canal
  • Indiana Pacers Bikeshare offer 250 bikes and 25 stations, and a day pass only costs you $8
  • Bikes are also available from Wheel Fun Rentals or Bicycle Garage Indy

 






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