Ballpark At Center Of Regional Plan Fight

While Indianapolis wants to become a life-sciences hotspot by 2020 under a new regional plan, historic - and abandoned - Bush Stadium could be the key to development.
July 27, 2004, 5am PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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Once of the most beautiful ballparks in America, Bush Stadium has been vacant since 1999, having been replaced by a new downtown field. On the Register of National Historic Places, the stadium could derail Indianapolis' bid to concentrate life-science research in the city under the 2020 regional plan. Located in the heart of the proposed development, Bush Stadium's historic status hinders city officials from getting state or federal funds to tear the structure down. Without the $4 million in demolition fees, Indianapolis is content to leave the structure alone for now.

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Published on Monday, July 26, 2004 in The Indianapolis Star
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