Indianapolis soccer team seeks state help for stadium plan


The Indy Eleven soccer team is heading back to the state Legislature for help building a proposed $87 million stadium in downtown Indianapolis.

Team officials are pointing to its success in selling out the IUPUI track stadium's about 10,000 seats for each game during its first season as a sign of support for professional soccer.

Republican Rep. Todd Huston of Fishers tells the Indianapolis Business Journal he'll sponsor a bill for financing of the planned 18,500-seat stadium.

The team has proposed having a 10-percent ticket tax pay off construction bonds over 30 years. Legislators didn't act on a similar proposal last year and some remain skeptical.

Indy Eleven president Peter Wilt tells The Indianapolis Star that the team has since proven it has fan support.

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