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The fine folks at Indiana Sports Corp have been HUSTLING since we found out the entirety of the NCAA Tournament is coming to the 317.

And right now, it’s officially official.

With most events taking place directly in the Downtown Indy area besides the First Four and first couple of rounds at Assembly Hall and Mackey Arena, this will truly be madness.

Take it from ISC President Ryan Vaughn. He was kind enough to spend a few minutes on The Fan Morning Show Tuesday to give us a dive into what we’re about to experience.

“We usually spend every bit of 18 months to two years preparing for these events,” Vaughn said. “Much of this has come upon us in the last three or four months. The venues have been fantastic; Like Lucas Oil Stadium is splitting its facility into two separate college basketball courts. Downtown is starting to feel really vibrant again which is great.”

Attending games for what is sure to be a wild tournament is going to be a bucket list item for countless sports fans.

Because of the current situation with COVID-19 in Indiana, 25 percent capacity has been allowed in most of the venues hosting. These games might be the toughest ticket on this side of the Mississippi though.

For those who won’t be able to see the games in person, Vaughn told Jeff Rickard and Big Joe Staysniak that there will be plenty to do Downtown.

“There’s going to be quite a bit to do,” Vaughn said. “We’ll have concerts on Georgia Street and right off of Mass Ave. The restaurants are putting their tents out and opening in a high-spirited way. It’s an extraordinary moment in Indy’s history. This is about the launch to Indy’s future; So I encourage people to come be a part of that. Now is a good and safe time to re-invest in the city.”


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