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News from Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce: Convention/Sports Center, No. 1

During the early 1980s, civic leaders continued efforts to encourage development and private investment in Indianapolis by focusing on the expansion of convention and sports facilities in the city. As the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce explained in the first of a series of pamphlets dedicated to promoting its initiative to expand the Indiana Convention Center, such a strategy not only promised enhanced tourism and convention revenue, but also added "excitement" and "pizzazz" to the city's image. The proposal included the construction of a multi-use covered sports facility, which ultimately would become the Hoosier Dome.