Pence: Soccer stadium deserves ‘fair look’

Indy Eleven flag. (WISH Photo, file)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he will give a fair look at the plan that calls for state involvement in the financing of a new Indianapolis soccer stadium.

The Indy Eleven wants state tax money generated by the stadium to be used to help pay for it.

Plans call for an $82 million downtown facility with 18,500 seats. The governor says it needs to be a fiscally responsible plan.

“I want to make sure that any time we see a public facility that has public support,” he said, “that the public that enjoys that facility will be the ones we look to for that financial support.”

The Indiana House approved the plan on Wednesday.

It now goes to the state Senate for consideration. 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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