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Big Ten Chooses Indianapolis As Site For First Five Football Title Games
Published June 6, 2011
SHORT OF THE MARK: In Chicago, Teddy Greenstein reports a "lack of a united effort ... worked against Chicago in football." Big Ten presidents and chancellors "examined bids from three groups (Chicago Park District, United Center, Sears Centre) compared with the synergistic Indiana Sports Corporation proposal." Delany said, "For anyone who has been around the Final Four or the Super Bowl, you can't help but look at the integrated nature of the Indianapolis bid process." Greenstein notes the United Center will host the men's basketball tournaments, while the 11,800-seat Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill., will host the women (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 6/6). Delany said that there is a "chance both men's and women's tournaments will be played at the same time in Chicago and Hoffman Estates in mid-March" (Illinois DAILY HERALD, 6/6).