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Overhead shot of Victory Field during a game with the sun down
When was the last time you took part in America’s favorite pastime? | Photo by @indyindians
Hey Hoosiers, we’re taking you out to the ballgame because Tuesday, April 2 marks the opening night for the Indianapolis Indians’ 122nd season.

To make opening week a real home run, Victory Field is celebrating with themed nights. Here are a few of our favorites:
  • Opening Night | Tuesday, April 2 | 6:35 p.m. | The Indians are offering $1 concessions and a 60-degree weather guarantee — if the temperature is below 60 degrees at first pitch, fans receive a ticket voucher for another April home game.
  • Friday Fireworks | Friday, April 5 | 7:05 p.m. | Bring the family and have a blast with postgame fireworks — plus, receive a pair of Total Solar Eclipse approved glasses when you arrive at the ballpark.
  • Bike to the Ballpark | Saturday, April 6 | 6:35 p.m. | Meet at Sun King Brewery downtown and roll over to Victory Field with a group + celebrate with Sun King’s Path of Totality Beer, available for Eclipse Weekend.
  • Bark in the Park | Thursday, April 18 | 6:35 p.m. | Bring your furry friends to the ballpark to enjoy the game from the left and center field lawns. Dog tickets are $7. Each dog must be accompanied by at least one human.
  • Indy 500 Night | Saturday, April 20 | 6:35 p.m. | Start your engines and head to Victory Field to catch racing-themed in-game entertainment. The Indians will wear specialty Indy 500 jerseys that will be auctioned off until the end of the seventh inning to benefit Indianapolis Indians Charities. Text VICTORY to 79230 to bid.
Want to rep the Indians at their opener? Shop away. Can’t make it out to a game? Watch them all season long on Bally Sports+. Psst — You can get a seven-day free trial.
 
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Events
 
Monday, April 1
  • Homeschool: Eclipse | Monday, April 1-Tuesday, April 2 | Times vary | Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis | $12 per child | Celebrate the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse by creating a telescope and learning interesting space facts in this interactive family experience.
  • Indiana Pacers vs. Brooklyn Nets | Monday, April 1 | 7 p.m. | Gainbridge Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis | $11+ | Help pack the stadium + cheer on the Pacers during one of four home games left in the regular season.
Tuesday, April 2
  • 40+ Bouldering Club | Tuesday, April 2 | 6-11 p.m. | North Mass Boulder, 1411 Roosevelt Ave., Indianapolis | $10+ | Come climb with fellow 40+ year old climbers and after your sesh, head upstairs to TOC to grab a drink ($2 off tap beers).
  • Create Your Own Sculpted Glass Flower Dish | Tuesday, April 2 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | GRT Hot Glass Studios, 6400 Brookville Rd., Ste. D, Indianapolis | $60 | Experienced instructors will guide you through the process of sculpting and shaping molten glass into a beautiful and unique piece of art.
Wednesday, April 3
  • Monument Circle Historic District Walking Tour | Wednesday, April 3 | 6 p.m. | Lawn of Christ Church Cathedral, 125 Monument Circle, Indianapolis | $5-$10 | Experience the heart of the Circle City on a half-mile guided walking tour of Indy’s most recognizable historic district..
Thursday, April 4
  • Free First Thursday | Thursday, April 4 | Museum hours | Newfields, 4000 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis | Free | Guests can visit Newfields for free general admission on the first Thursday of each month throughout the year.
  • Morgan Wallen’s One Night At A Time 2024 | Thursday, April 4-Friday, April 5 | 6 p.m. | Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis | $350+ | Don’t miss Morgan Wallen’s “One Night At A Time” tour with special guests Bailey Zimmerman, Nate Smith, and Lauren Watkins during its second night.
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News Notes
 
Traffic
  • The historic 16th Street bridge over the White River on the northwest side is long overdue for repairs. Crews will begin working under the bridge this summer, and it’s set to close in summer 2025. If everything goes according to plan, the bridge will be completed in summer 2027. (WTHR)
Development
  • Indianapolis developers are proposing a plan to spend more than $100 million to construct a 12-story apartment + office tower at 501 Indiana Ave., next to the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library. The project is expected to go before the city’s Regional Center Hearing Examiner. (IBJ)
Travel
  • The Indianapolis Airport Authority’s board has ordered a redesign of initial plans for a Marriott Westin hotel adjacent to the airport’s parking garage. The redesign removed multiple amenities, reducing the estimated project cost by $57 million. The board is still looking into whether it will move forward with the project. (Mirror Indy/WISH)
Real Estate
  • West Fork Whiskey Co. announced plans to partner with M/I Homes to develop a new housing + entertainment district around its distillery in Westfield. Plans call for ~150 townhomes, a whiskey-aging warehouse, an outdoor concert venue, and a dog park. It expects to break ground later this year, pending approval. (IBJ)
Biz
  • Lafayette-based MatchBOX Coworking Studio is extending its free startup accelerator program to Indy. The seven-week program will be offered at Maven Space (433 N. Capitol Ave.) and launches Tuesday, April 9 — covering topics including sales and marketing, business models, product/market fit, and go-to-market strategies. Apply. (IBJ)
Try This
  • Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park in Brownsburg is hosting a free “Race to the Eclipse” event on Monday, April 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. Celebrate the total solar eclipse + witness the spectacle of cars racing down the dragstrip. More info. (WRTV)
Sports
  • The Indiana Pacers have been inconsistent this season. Why is that? Locked On podcast host Tony East is joined by Rhett Bauer to break it all down. They also discuss Ben Sheppard and Jarace.
Wellness
  • Designed with conversation in mind, these game-changing hearing aids feature crystal-clear sound in a sleek, discreet design. Enjoy clear speech with minimum background distractions — even in the noisiest environments. Join 385,000+ happy customers and start your 45-day, no-risk trial today.*
 
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🗳️ Friendly reminder: Register to vote
Picture of I Voted stickers
Put your sticker somewhere fun, like your forehead. | Photo via Canva
The deadline to register to vote in Indiana’s primary election is fast approaching (cough, it’s Monday, April 8).

Here are the must-knows about voting locally in the Circle City so you’re prepared for Election Day on Tuesday, May 7.

How to register to vote

  • By mail: Download the English form here or the Spanish form here. Mail your completed form to the Marion County Board of Voters Registration, City-County Building (200 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204)
  • In person: You can pick up paper forms at the Marion County Board of Voters Registration, branches of the Indianapolis/Marion County Public Library, BMV branches, and township trustee offices.
  • Online: Visit Indiana’s online voter portal. Click “Register to Vote”. Fill in your information (your name, address, and either an Indiana driver’s license number or state identification card number) and submit it.
 
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I love a nice spring evening at the ballpark. Maybe I’ll see you at Victory Field. I’ll be there for Eclipse Weekend, Bark in the Park, and a Friday Fireworks game. If you see me, don’t be shy.
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