As the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s basketball tournaments are about to descend on Indianapolis, it should be no surprise that Visit Indiana’s sixth list of The 20 IN 20 features sporting events.
“Indiana has built a reputation as one of the best places to host sporting events,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch. “The world’s largest single-day sporting event, the Indy 500, happens every May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and we continue to seek more opportunities to showcase our incredible city.”
People from all over come to visit the Racing Capital of the World. The 1,000-acre facility also is home to the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.
“Sports tourism is big business for Indiana. That’s why the Indiana Office of Tourism Development works with Sports Indiana and Indiana Sports Corp. to support, enhance and grow sporting events, as well as strengthen bids to attract new business to the state,” said IOTD director Misty Weisensteiner. “Last year, the economic impact from the Sports Indiana Grants was almost $20 million.”
Put these 20 Hoosier sporting events on your calendar for 2020: Indy Fuel, Fort Wayne Komets and Notre Dame hockey; Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever Basketball, Indianapolis; 2020 Big Ten Women’s and Men’s Basketball Tournament, Indianapolis; Indy Eleven Soccer, Indianapolis; NCAA Men’s and Women’s Division I Basketball Regionals, Indianapolis and Fort Wayne; catch a game at one or more of seven incredible baseball parks; 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 and 500 Festival, Indianapolis; Indiana Special Olympics Summer Games, Terre Haute; 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in diving, Indianapolis; Madison Regatta, Madison; Big Machine Vodka 400 at The Brickyard; Senior LPGA Championship, French Lick, and Korn Ferry Tour Championship, Newburgh; Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium and Colts Training Camp; 66th National Hot Rod Association U.S. Nationals; Notre Dame football vs. Clemson, South Bend; Monon Bell Game and Old Oaken Bucket Game; Big Ten Football Championship Game, Indianapolis; America’s Crossroads Bowl, Hobart; Silent Night Game at Taylor University, Upland; and Crossroads Classic, Indianapolis.
Details can be found at https://visitindiana.com/blog/index.php/2020/02/25/2020-sporting-events/
All year, Visit Indiana will reveal 20 lists of 20 must-see, must-do Indiana experiences, one at a time.
When you visit a destination from any of the lists, post your photos on Instagram with #The20IN20 for a chance to win a giveaway. The state office will randomly draw 20 winners every other month. Winners will receive one of these custom items: beanie cap, golf umbrella, beach towel or stadium blanket. Begin your decade with a true adventure in 2020 by completing at least 20 of our 400 must-see Indiana experiences! Find out more about The 20 IN 20 at https://visitindiana.com/2020