Central Indiana is "the Amateur Sports Capital of the World" and is an important center for both professional and amateur sports. The city has hosted over 250 national and international sporting events, including the Pan Am Games, NCAA Final Four, PGA Golf Championship, RCA Tennis Championship, Circle City Classic and the nation's largest "mini" or half-marathon. The Indiana University Natatorium is a world-class swimming and diving facility and frequent host of major events such as the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships and the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials. The Major Taylor Velodrome, a championship bicycle-racing track, is a favorite of cycling enthusiasts. Indy also is the home of the NCAA Headquarters and Hall of Champions.
The Indianapolis Colts battle NFL rivals inside Indianapolis' newest sports center, Lucas Oil Stadium, where the 2012 Super Bowl took place. The NBA's Indiana Pacers and WNBA Indiana Fever play at beautiful Banker's Life Fieldhouse. The AAA baseball team Indianapolis Indians and USHL hockey team Indiana Ice call Indy home as well. Soccer fans can cheer on the Indy Eleven, the Hoosier state's new professional soccer team, as well as the Indy Fuel, an ECHL hockey team. Community Sports Medicine also happens to be the sports medicine provider for both teams!
Indianapolis is home to the two largest single-day sporting events in the world: the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, known as "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," and the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, as well as the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.