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While widely known for over a century of hosting the Indy 500 at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, modern Indianapolis came into its own thanks to an amateur sports strategy that began in the 1980’s. The result of that effort was a deliberate focus on building world-class facilities and developing an army of enthusiastic volunteers.
Indy is home to the NCAA and has hosted more Final Fours than any city in the modern era. The city regularly plays host to Big Ten championships in both basketball and football. When it comes to pro sports, Indy is home to the Indianapolis Colts (NFL), Indiana Pacers (NBA), Indiana Fever (WNBA), Indianapolis Indians (Triple-A baseball), Indy Eleven (USL soccer), and Indy Fuel (ECHL hockey). Simply put, Indy is a sports lover’s paradise.