Monday, June 22, 2009
Girls IHSAA Basketball Finals Moves To Fort Wayne
Indianapolis will not play host to the girls high school basketball finals in 2010. The IHSAA is moving the girls' finals to Fort Wayne's War Memorial Coliseum. "Neither Indianapolis venue used in recent years - Conseco Fieldhouse, which hosted the girls state finals from 2001-2008, nor Lucas Oil Stadium, which hosted in 2009 - was available for use on next year's date," WTHR reports. Fort Wayne beat out competing bids submitted by IU and Ball State University. Indianapolis' financially-struggling CIB must not be cancelling events yet, a threat it has made if taxpayers aren't compelled to pay higher taxes and divert more state revenues to support the facilities leased to the professional sports team owners.