City looks to secure future sporting events

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indianapolis is looking to secure other future sporting events and conventions after losing the bid for the Super Bowl.

Visit Indy spokesman Chris Gahl says 19,000 hotel rooms were put on hold for the Super Bowl and attention is now being paid to fill those rooms.

Indiana Sports Crop President Allison Melangton told The Indianapolis Business Journal that top priorities are securing future Big Ten basketball tournaments and the football championship game as well as preparing bids to host 2020 Olympic trials.

Indianapolis has several other major sports events already lined up. In 2015 the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four will take place in Indianapolis. The next year the city will have the women’s Final Four, and in 2016 Olympic diving trials will be in Indy. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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