Indianapolis had a history of engagement with professional and amateur sports long before hosting the 2012 Super Bowl. This tour will introduce you to some well-known stories and highlight some less well-remembered ones.
This tour is primarily designed to be a virtual introduction to Indianapolis sports history that you can enjoy from anywhere. Some of the stops on this tour are not regularly open to the public except by special arrangement and one "stop," the Market Square Arena, exists now only in memory.
But all of the locations can be visited physically if you want to do so. The physical tour begins at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and ends at the Indianapolis Zoo--site of an early Indianapolis Baseball Stadium. The tour takes you West and North of Indianapolis as well as stopping at several downtown sites. The route covers 20 miles and, without stopping, can be driven in 45 minutes. The midpoint on the tour is the Athenaeum, where the Rathskeller is open everyday for lunch from 11:00 to 2:00.