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Indianapolis Sports & Recreation

sports in IndianapolisWorld renowned for the Indianapolis 500 and host of the 2012 Super Bowl, Indianapolis is truly the sports capital of the world! Whether you’re playing on the field or cheering in the stands, you can find your favorite sports in Indianapolis.

The city supports professional teams in every major sport:

You can enjoy them all! And don’t forget the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400 at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Indy is well acquainted with the role of hosting large sporting events, especially after hosting a fantastic Super Bowl XLVI. Past hosting gigs also include the Pan American Games, U.S. Olympic Team Trials, NCAA Basketball Final Fours, National Gymnastics Championships and many other national and international sporting events. Visit the Indiana Sports Corporation to learn about upcoming events.

Recreational sports

Want to be part of the action? Here are some ideas:

  • Be sure to check out Circle City Athletics for a variety of fun sports leagues—from softball to kickball to even cornhole! Also look for club programs in soccer, swimming, tennis, and volleyball, to name a few.
  • The Indiana Ultimate Association promotes Ultimate Frisbee and other pick-up games, while Indy Runners and Indy Walkers compete or train just for fun. And if running’s your thing, you’ll want to participate in the Mini Marathon, the largest half-marathon in the U.S. (walkers are welcome too!).
  • If you’re really adventurous and looking for something different to do, Naptown Roller Derby, Indianapolis’ popular roller derby team, recruits new members every year. (If you’re like us though, you’ll just want to watch!)

Sports and recreation in the great outdoors

With its parks, greenways and reservoirs, there’s so much to do outdoors in Indy:

Whatever sport you’re into, you’ll find something to keep you moving!

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