Statewide— 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. Governor 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 the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.
“Sports tourism is big business for Indiana. That’s why the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD) 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 Misty Weisensteiner, director of IOTD. “Last year, the economic impact from the Sports Indiana Grants was almost $20 million.”
From auto racing and basketball to championship golf tournaments, put these 20 sporting events in Indiana on your calendar for 2020. All year, Visit Indiana will reveal 20 lists of 20 must-see, must-do Indiana experiences, one at a time.