Indy Eleven respond after failed stadium bid

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indy Eleven suffered it’s first loss of the season last night but it wasn’t on the field. It was at the statehouse.

The team’s hope for government help in building a new stadium ended when the session did.

The house and senate passed two different versions of a bill that would have allowed the team to use taxes generated at a new or remodeled stadium and a downtown hotel to help pay for the facility.

In an exclusive interview today with 24-Hour News 8, Indy Eleven President Peter Wilt said time just ran out for a compromise.

“We need to reassess. We need to see where we are and what the opportunities are going forward,” Wilt said. “You know, as we have been all along, we’re open minded to the process and we’re certainly looking at returning to the state next year and trying again.”

The next legislative session is not a budget year, which could make it tougher to get done. 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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