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From auto racing to basketball, sports are in our DNA in the Indy region.

Since 1980, Indianapolis has hosted more than 500 national and international sporting events, ranging from Super Bowl XLVI to the 1987 Pan American Games. Thousands of die-hard fans cheer on teams like the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana Pacers each year. And every May, the world turns to Indiana for The Indianapolis 500—the largest single-day sporting event in history.

After all, Indianapolis has a reputation as the Racing Capital of the World, where motorsports legends come to compete at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). The Speedway is the oldest continually operating racetrack, as well as the largest sports venue in the world. In fact, more than 300,000 people make the annual pilgrimage to Indiana for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing!

But here in Indianapolis, our reputation as a sports capital isn’t limited to racing. The Indy region is home to a variety of professional sports teams, including the Indianapolis Colts (NFL), the Indiana Pacers (NBA), the Indiana Fever (WNBA), the Indy Eleven (USL), the Indianapolis Indians (AAA Baseball), and the Indy Fuel (USHL). Indianapolis is also the headquarters of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), USA Track & Field, USA Gymnastics, USA Diving, USA Football, and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

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