Indianapolis experienced the same flight to the suburbs that plagued many Midwestern cities in the 1960s- 70s. In response, civic leaders conceived a big idea: to rebuild the downtown by making it the amateur sports capital of the world. Never mind that it lacked any notable amateur sports assets at the time or that the infrastructure was wholly inadequate to support such a scheme. These things could be acquired and built. What was essential was leadership, and the city had that in abundance. Learn how this was achieved by reviewing the stories below:

The Strategy’s Architects

American Outlook Special Edition

Sagamore Co-Prodcues Documentary

Extreme Home Makeover: Indy Edition