Stay with Us for the IndyTennis Classic in September 2012

September promises to bring many tennis enthusiasts to Indy for the IndyTennis Classic 2012. Hosted by GLTA World Tour, this 3 day event will be held September 8th to the 10th at the West Indy Racquet Club.

Of the many Downtown Indy Hotels, our hotel is TAG approved meaning we enforce non-discriminatory policies for LGBT diversity. Our amenities and superior customer service promise to make you feel right at home as you enjoy all the attractions that make Indy a great spot for vacation all year long. So come for the tennis tournament and stay for some extra fun as you enjoy the historic Downtown area, Circle Centre Mall, theaters, professional sports and fine dining.

Downtown Indy offers visitors to the area plenty of cultural and social attractions that make any stay in the city special. Our historic hotel Indianapolis location is conveniently located in the heart of the cultural district and only 15 minutes from the West Indy Racquet Club. Our guest room block is open to those who want to stay in a historic place with modern amenities such as fitness center, indoor heated pool and room service. For hotel accommodations Indianapolis guests and tennis enthusiasts may call our reservation hotline at (317) 955-9700 or book your stay right online.
 

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Set the Pace with the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 2012

The Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 2012 brings racers to a beautiful city for a scenic racing event for runners of all levels. For the 5th year, the Indianapolis Marathon will begin and end in Downtown Indy at the Indiana State Capital. Scheduled for November 3rd, racers and spectators alike will enjoy the scenic highlights of the city on this Boston qualifying course.

With last year’s participation at record levels, this year’s event promises to set the pace even higher. Participants may register online or by mail for the marathon, half marathon or 5K. The course features flat, level ground with very few hills and is certified by the USA Track & Field. Runners and walkers will see all the major buildings and historic monuments that add distinction to Downtown Indy.

The Marathon donates to local charities to aid in youth health education, combat delinquency, promote community and fundraise for charities that align with their mission. Over $250,000 has been donated to charities that benefit Indianapolis public schools.

For Downtown Indy hotels the Monumental Marathon housing manager offers reservations on their site in order to book your stay during the racing events and expo. As a participating Indianapolis Downtown hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown offers a convenient location near the Capital Building and marathon activities. Reservations may be booked directly through the Marathon lodging site, and for stays any other time of year, contact the hotel directly online or by phone at (317) 955-9700.

 

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Circle City Classic 2012 Brings Football Action to Indy

There’s nothing like football to get the fall sports season started, and this year Indianapolis is sure to bring on the action with the Circle City Classic 2012. Lucas Oil Stadium will be center stage October 6th when South Carolina State University competes against North Carolina Central University in what promises to be a thrilling football game honoring the 28 year tradition of the Classic.

Founded in 1984, the Circle City Classic has lived up to its reputation of offering competitive football challenges with year round programming for youth development and opportunities. Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster or at the ticket offices of Lucas Oil Stadium or the Indiana Black Expo.

For hotels near Lucas Oil Stadium, the Circle City Classic housing manager offers lodging and hotel information right on their website. The housing deadline is set for August 30th so it is important for locals and visitors to reserve rooms as soon as possible. For information about reserving a room at any of the Downtown Indy hotels that are part of the convention housing block, visit the lodging page on the Classic’s website. Our historic hotel Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn is part of the lodging program so reservations to stay for this event may be made directly on the Circle City Classic page.
 

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Home Tech Professionals Delight in CEDIA Expo 2012

This September home technology professionals will enjoy visiting Indianapolis for the latest in home security, entertainment, health, energy and automation. The CEDIA Expo 2012 will host their trade show September 5th to September 8th at the Indiana Convention Center in Downtown Indy.

This event promises to be the learning and networking adventure in residential electronics. Attendees will find information about the new technology in environment control, home security, lighting and theater. Professionals that work in this industry will also benefit from the experience of attending this leading trade conference especially for free training and CEDIA University coursework. Online registration is open through August 31st on the Expo website.

For hotels near Indianapolis Convention Center and the event, the convention housing manager also offers reservations on their site as well.  Our star hotel downtown Indianapolis is included in the trade show’s reservation block. Local residents and guests to the area can plan on staying in our luxury accommodations that are nearby the event and local area attractions including fine dining, historic sites, theater and shopping. Our Hilton Garden Inn Conference Hotel Indianapolis offers full service restaurant and lounge, a fitness center, swimming pool, hot tub and free internet.  
 

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Celebrate Fourth of July in Downtown Indy This Year

The sizzling days of summer are upon us and what better way to celebrate vacation then with all the great activities available for the 4th of July in Downtown Indy. The following events are sure to be lots of fun and make beautiful summer memories that will last for many years to come.

Daily
Morris Butler House Museum Tours – 1 pm and 2 pm - Free
Farmers Market at the Indianapolis City Market from 9:30 to 1:30 pm – Free

July 1
Cirque du Soleil Quidam – at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse  

July 4
2nd Annual Fourth of July Bash in Basin at the Creation Café 11 am to 11:30 pm
Indianapolis Indians vs. Louisville Bats at Victory Field 8:05 pm
Donatos Downtown Freedom Blast in Downtown Indianapolis at 9:45 pm
Indianapolis Municipal Band and the Impalas at Indiana Historical Society

July 5
Indianapolis Indians vs. Louisville Bats at Victory Field 7:05 pm
Indiana Fever vs. San Antonio at Bankers Life Fieldhouse 7 p.m.

July 7
13th Annual Car Show at the Indiana War Memorial from 6 am to 6 pm – Free
Indiana Fever vs. Chicago at Bankers Life Field house 7 p.m.

July 8
El Dia de la Familia Festival at the American Legion Mall from noon until 11 pm

Ongoing in July
Zoolapalooza at the Indianapolis Zoo from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Mind Tripping Comedy Show at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel Fridays & Saturdays 8 pm

See more events for the month of July by visiting the Indianapolis Downtown website for information about events, dining, attractions and shopping.

And don’t miss our summer Indianapolis hotel packages that offer affordable rates with luxury accommodations in our newly renovated hotel Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn. As one of the best Downtown Indy hotels, you’ll experience all the comforts of home in a beautifully stylish atmosphere that will have you wanting to stay on vacation a little longer every time you visit. Call us today to reserve your room for summer vacation fun!


 

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Butler University Competes in the Atlantic 10 Conference Fall 2012

Beginning fall 2012, Butler University sports teams will be saying goodbye to the Horizon League. Teams will be moving to the Atlantic 10 conference a year ahead of schedule.

In the competitive sports of soccer, volleyball and cross country, the teams for both women and men will play in fall for the Atlantic 10 league.  During the winter of the 2012 to 2013 school year, the Bulldog teams of basketball, women’s swimming and indoor track will begin A10 play, and then in the spring, the remaining baseball, tennis, golf, softball and outdoor track will start their Atlantic 10 competition.

As Butler University’s preferred hotel, we offer special group rates and individual reservations to parents, students, guests and other visitors to the school. Our luxury historic hotel Indianapolis offers all the comforts of home with a few extras to make your stay special. Guests will enjoy wireless internet, hospitality center, indoor heated pool, hot tub and fitness center.

Our convenient location is nearby all the Butler University activities as well as popular Downtown attractions. Butler University visitors will want to contact our reservations desk to receive preferred rates and discounts, and for Indianapolis hotel packages that meet your family budget, also see our hotel specials page.
 

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IUPUI University Place Closing but Hilton Garden Inn a Great Alternative

With the IUPUI University Place Hotel being turned into a student dorm and dining hall, our Indianapolis Downtown Hotel makes a great alternative for hotel accommodations when visiting campus. With our location less than two miles from the university, visitors and guests to IUPUI will find our convenient location and luxury accommodations to be the perfect fit for short or long term stays.

After 25 years of providing accommodations to visiting professors, sports teams and parents, the hotel has decided to close its doors. Over the last 7 years, it has been operating at a deficit so the expansion into a new university dorm and dining room will add new life to this well-known facility. Its closing and subsequent renovation is good news for students on the large waiting list for on campus housing. And because the University Place is in the heart of campus, student access is ideal. The conversion into student housing commences December 2012 with completion and student use starting the fall semester of 2013.

When staying in our historic hotel Indianapolis visitors will find themselves transported in time in a stylish setting that makes a stay with us truly memorable. For affordable Indianapolis hotel packages, make sure to check our hotel special page and then give us a call to reserve your room.
 

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Free Summer Event with PBS Kids in the Park

This June brings an event that families will just love. That’s when PBS Kids in the Park will return again to Military Park to bring live entertainment, exciting games, popular PBS characters and lots of fun to kids of all ages.  

This free family event offers meet and greet sessions with favorite characters from PBS kids shows. Children will see these TV characters come to life with opportunities to meet such favorites as the Cat in the Hat, Clifford, Elmo and Curious George. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 9th. Additional details about the event are located on the WFYI Indianapolis Public Television website.

Special Indianapolis hotel packages at our historic hotel Indianapolis are available for the PBS event. A special block of rooms are reserved from June 8th through June 10th so visitors can stay nearby and enjoy all the attractions that Downtown Indy has to offer. The PBS Kids in the Park hotel special includes breakfast for 4 and a membership to WFYI Public Television. Learn more about our hotel deal Indianapolis rates by giving us a call at (317) 955-9700.

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Enjoy the Brews at Tomlinson Tap Room

Eat, drink and be merry when you visit the Tomlinson Tap Room brewery just a short distance from our Indianapolis Downtown hotel. In fact, you’ll find plenty of drinking and food delights at the Indianapolis City Market where the popular Tap Room is located.

This neighborhood pub crafts the finest Indiana brews right on the premises so you will know you are getting the fresh and distinctive taste straight from the maker’s tap. While the brewery serves some snacks, they also allow guests to bring their own from the numerous food places in the City Market.

Visitors will enjoy the convenient location of our historic hotel Indianapolis Downtown.  We’re close to all the events as they happen at the Convention Center, Airport, Speedway, area universities such as Indiana and Butler as well as Lucas Oil Stadium.

Our Indianapolis hotel packages include affordable rates for deluxe accommodations along with room service, fitness center, pool and hot tub. With over 6,500 square feet of conference space, your group will have all the room needed for successful meetings and events. Call us today to book your rooms or group travel (317) 955-9700.

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Free Fun in Downtown Indy

Visiting downtown Indy hotels promises to bring great accommodations and close proximity to plenty of great activities for all ages. If you’re on a budget, you might think your options for entertainment will be limited. Fortunately, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Give your budget a break with the following fun activities that also happen to be free for both residents and visitors alike.

  • Take a free tour of the Indianapolis Childrens Museum of Indianapolis. Family nights happen the first Thursday evening of every month, and they also offer free admission on El Dia de Los Ninos, President’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Christmas Eve.
  • General admission to the Museum of Art and Lilly House is free during the months of April through December. The Fairbanks Art and Nature Park offers 100 acres for walking and picnicking.
  • Easley Winery offers free tours on the weekends, and the Mass Avenue Wine Shoppe features free wine tastings on Tuesdays.
  • The Soldiers and Sailors Monument offers free visits to the Civil War Museum located in the monument’s basement from Friday to Sunday.
  • Stroll through Downtown’s four cultural districts: the Canal & White River State Park, the Wholesale District, Indiana and Mass Avenues.
  • The Indy City Market is open daily Monday through Saturday with plenty to see and do, and in the summer, the Farmer’s Market makes its debut each Wednesday from May to October and in the winter on Saturdays from November to April.
  • Walking the Central Canal’s scenic pathway will take you near fine examples of contemporary architecture and historic churches along the Canal Walk.
  • Circle Centre Mall offers plenty of opportunities for window shopping.
  • The War Memorial Museum is the place to visit to view city memorials.
  • The first Friday of every month, 35 art galleries associated with the Indianapolis Downtown Artists & Dealers Association sponsor an after party where visitors can meet local artists.

For more dozens of additional activities in Downtown Indy, visit the Indianapolis Downtown website to learn more about the schedule of events.

And for premiere accommodations in the heart of all the action, be sure to visit the Historic Hotel Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn. Our Indianapolis hotel packages offer affordability, convenience and deluxe amenities.

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2012 Summer Outdoor Concerts at The Lawn

The summer season of The Lawn at White River State Park promises to be a hot one filled with plenty of White River State Parkoutdoor summer concerts to satisfy music lover’s appetites for great music. The recently announced 2012 summer concert line up at the park draws thousands to experience the beautiful setting along with the best in summer music…rain or shine.

May 4th    Rise Against
July 3rd    Uncle Sam Jam and Demi Lovato
July 7th    Umphrey McGee – G. Love and Special Love Sauce
July 12th    OAR – Rebelution
July 29th    Florence & the Machine – The Walkmen
Aug 12th    The Last Summer on Earth Tour 2012
Aug 14th    Unity Tour 2012 with 311, Slightly Stoopid and the Aggrolites
Aug 24th    Rhythm Revue Tour 2012 with The Dukes of September
Sep 30th    The Avett Brothers

Learn more information about these events along with where to purchase tickets by visiting the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park website.

For hotel accommodations Indianapolis residents and visitors to Downtown will love our historic hotel Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn. Located right in the heart of downtown, you’ll be close to the summer concerts in the park as well as fine dining and entertainment. Find out more about our Indianapolis hotel packages by visiting us online today.

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Luck Comes to Indy with Peyton Manning Leaving the Colts

As the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end,” and last week Indy’s own favorite star quarterback, Peyton Manning, was released from his position with the Indianapolis Colts. While the 4 time MVP is being courted by plenty of other NFL teams – namely the Broncos, Cardinals, Dolphins and Titans, Indy fans will surely miss the winning seasons and funny commercials that made him so beloved.

So while Manning decides which team to join, that doesn’t mean that Lucas Oil Stadium won’t be rocking when the Colts come back for next season. With Stanford standout, Andrew Luck, as quarterback, fans are sure to enjoy some legendary action when he hits the turf.  Of course, this is all speculation as the draft won't happen until the last weekend in April.  But Colts fans are crossing their fingers for a new start quarterback to replace Manning and assist in rebuilding a thinning team.

So NFL fans will want to get their Indianapolis Colt tickets early and plan on watching the new quarterback in action. Downtown Indy hotels are filling up quickly for the new season with excited fans planning to come out and support their team. As one of the premier hotels near Lucas Oil Stadium, the Hilton Garden Inn will keep you close to the all the football action with luxury rooms, fun amenities and nearby area attractions to keep you entertained and well fed in between games.

Plan on booking your reservations early at our historic hotel Indianapolis fans love, and enjoy the video memory below of Indy Colts’ number 18 in one of his fantastic commercials that will keep everyone laughing long after he has left our beloved city.
 

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Super Bowl Impact on Indianapolis

After the exciting Super Bowl festivities of 2012, Indianapolis is the place to be. Mayor Greg Ballard on the eve of this famous football weekend discussed the event with Fox Business in the following video: Indianapolis Mayor on Super Bowl Impact

With expectations that the city could see an average of $200 million or more in profits from the festival, Indianapolis spent about $12 million on creating the Super Bowl village and additional monies on preparing the city for the onslaught of football fans.

As the 12th largest city in the United States, Indianapolis and downtown in particular provides plenty of hotels near Conseco Fieldhouse. And, with all the attention many meeting planners, travelers and even locals are coming to the realization that Indianapolis is one of the best places to host group meetings, conventions and weddings. From Murat Centre to Lucas Oil Stadium, the choice of attractions such as theatre, fine dining and sports make Downtown a happening place for every event imaginable.

As the premier conference hotel Indianapolis travelers choose, the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown provides all the necessary amenities to make groups quite comfortable for meetings with over 6,700 square feet dedicated meeting space and luxury room accomodations to make guests feel right at home.

In addition, of all the Indianapolis wedding hotels in downtown ours with the historical beauty to make every bride and groom’s day something special. Find out more about our group and wedding packages by giving us a call at (317) 955-9700.
 

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Where Black Tie Meets Wild Animals and Gourmet Delights

Where can you find black tie, formal gowns, gourmet food and wild animals all together in one place? Why at Zoobilation, of course.

This outdoor taste extravaganza sponsored by the Indianapolis Power & Light Company is the large black tie fundraiser in the country with benefits going to the Indianapolis Zoo conservation and research efforts. The zoological journey begins in the lush tropic paradise where guests can enjoy flocks of tropical birds and plants. Money raised in this charitable event also helps pay for the care and feed of animals and plants at the zoo.

Guests enjoy a little feeding of their own with over 50 restaurants in attendance to provide delectable tastes for the foodie in everyone.  Ticket sales opened on February 1st for the June 8th event. Reserve your table or purchase premium tickets by phoning (317) 630-2188 or visiting the Indianapolis Zoo website.

There’s nothing better than making a weekend of the gala festivities by staying in our Indianapolis Downtown Hotel. You and a loved one will be close to the event and other area attractions so make the weekend special for a little one on one time while also benefiting the animals.

And this year, our very own Great America Grill will be a featured vendor so guests can sample their specialties at the zoo event and also while enjoying their stay in our historic hotel Indianapolis location.
 

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4th Annual IUPUI Regatta - September 22, 2012

IUPUI RegattaIn late September, the 4th annual IUPUI Regatta will take place.  The IUPUI Regatta hosted by  the Student Organization for Alumni Relations, the IUPUI Alumni Council, and the Central Indiana Chapter of the IUAA is a canoe relay race on the Downtown Canal.   IUPUI students, alumni, and faculty/staff form teams to participate in the relay race every year.

The teams created race against others in their respective categories - students, alumni, and faculty/staff.

The final race is against the winners of the students, alumni, and faculty/staff categories.  The final winning team gets a spot on the IUPUI Regatta Cup trophy.

The regatta is much more than just a regatta.  It is an ideal family event because it features a community carnival with fun, food, and music.

The 4th Annual IUPUI Regatta will take place on Saturday, September 22 2012 from 10:30 AM to 05:00 PM.  This year's regatta is presetned by Herff Jones.  If you have any questions about the event or would like to participate, contact the IUPUI Regatta at regatta@iupui.edu.

Be sure to follow the events of the IUPUI Regatta through IUPUI Regatta's Twitter and also see photos of the event from years past on the IUPUI Regatta Facebook page.

Do you need to find hotels near Indianapolis' downtown?  You will love our historic hotel Indianapolis, which is located in the heart of downtown and within walking distance of the downtown canal.

Is there a group of you coming in?  Be sure to reach out to us for a group hotel deal Indianapolis.


 

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Still Time to Celebrate Black History Month

Every February, Americans take time to celebrate Black History Month.  In Indy, there are some great events and places that celebrate African American heritage and culture that you can still catch before month's end. 

Here's a quick list:

  • Indiana Avenue - Located west of downtown, Indiana Avenue is an area that highlights Indianapolis’ rich African-American heritage.
  • Crispus Attucks Museum - located at 1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street, the museum features treasures from the first all-black high school in the state of Indiana.
  • Madame Walker Theatre Center - this historic theatre is hosting Soul Food Friday on Feb. 24th. The lunch features independent African-American caterer/restaurant with music.  You can also attend the theatre's event, Jazz on the Avenue on Feb. 24 in the Ballroom for live jazz and cocktails. Call 236.2099 or visit www.madamewalker.com for more information.
  • Art & Soul at the Indianapolis Artsgarden - the Artsgarden has several more events going on.  You can check them out on their February calendar.
  • Indiana State Museum - Check out the exhibit REPRESENT: Art by African-Americans now – July 15.
  • Indiana Black History Challenge - sponsored by The Indiana Historical Society and Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, children are invited to investigate famous African-American Hoosiers and their contributions to society now – Feb. 29.

Be sure to check out the Indianapolis Downtown website to learn more about Black History Month events.

Do you of any additional events that are going on in the Indianapolis area? 

If you are thinking of coming to Indy to attend any of these events and need a hotel deal Indianapolis, then you might be interested in checking out our newly renovated hotel Indianapolis.

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Finding Hidden Treasure in Downtown Indy

When people think Indianapolis, the most common idea that comes to mind is the Indy 500. And certainly, the city is known worldwide as the famous location of this 500 mile race. But plenty of business people and travelers come for a variety of events and landmarks that aren’t quite as well known.

One hidden treasure locals and visitors alike will discover makes a great day trip is the Indianapolis City Market. This recently renovated historic landmark offers great food along with a rich tradition of historical Indianapolis. In 1886, this open air market began filling the downtown area with fresh offerings of meat and produce. Today, it features plenty of wonderful spots for pictures, fine and casual dining as well as a farmer’s market and shopper’s paradise of wares that every age can enjoy.

This year, it was even the site of Super Bowl 2012 festivities, and all year long, visitors often stroll through the mezzanine and find various musical venues playing for crowds enjoying the warmth of the sun and being out and about in the city.  

So if you are planning a trip to Downtown Indy and need an newly renovated hotel Indianapolis that is conveniently located to the City Market and other area attractions, the historic hotel Indianapolis residents and visitors choose is the Hilton Garden Inn.

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Celebrate May with the Indy 500 Festival

Indy 500 fans love their racing action, and it wouldn’t be the Indianapolis 500 without all the celebrations that take place before, during and after race day. The 500 Festival ensures that May in the city is a fun time for everyone with events, parades and programs for the whole family to enjoy.

The IPL 500 Festival ParadeAnd nothing kicks off the season than a good old parade to get the blood pumping and fans cheering as a pageant of floats and marching bands stream by along with plenty of recognizable celebrities and a general feeling of celebratory good times before the world’s largest event. This year’s 500 Festival Parade is scheduled for Saturday, May 26th at noon in Downtown Indy, and for more information contact the ticket festival ticket office.

For those runners out there, the 500 Festival Mini Marathon is a regularly scheduled event. This year’s race is set for Saturday, May 5th. With sell outs year after year, the roster fills up fast so be sure to register early.

Downtown Indy hotels also fill up quickly as well so to receive the best hotel deal Indianapolis guests and residents can expect, contact our historic hotel Indianapolis for special packages. As one of the premier hotels near Indianapolis Speedway, our guests enjoy deluxe accommodations, luxury amenities and close proximity to all the city’s fun attractions. Visit us online today to reserve your room for the Indy 500 Festival. 

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Let’s Play Ball at the Downtown Indy Pastime Tournaments Baseball

America’s favorite pastime doesn’t get any better when you can enjoy all the youth baseball action in beautiful Downtown Indianapolis. The 2012 Pastime Tournaments season promises to be exciting with qualifying teams from all over the United States making their way to the Pastime Tournaments National Championships in their area. 

This year’s tournament schedule for Indianapolis starts in May and ends September 30th.  Be sure to reserve your Downtown Indianapolis hotels well in advance of your game day. The historic hotel Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn puts you close to everything fun to do in Downtown as well as near the park when it’s time to play ball. For the best Indianapolis hotel packages, give us a call to book your room today (317) 955-9700.

13U
May 18 to May 20    Midwest Elite
June 14 to June 17    Freedom Classic

14U
May 31 to June 3    Midwest Open Invitational
June 7 to June 10    Midwest Elite
June 7 to June 10    Crusader Open Invitational
June 14 to June 17    14U World Series Midwest Region Qualifier
June 21 to June 24    Crusader Elite (14U and 15U)
June 28 to July 1    Wood Bat Classic
June 28 to July 1    Freedom Classic
July 19 to July 22    Midwest Tournament of Champions
July 26 to July 29    Wood Bat National Championships

15U

May 31 to June 3    Midwest Elite
June 7 to June 10    Crusader Open Invitational (15 U and 16 U)
June 14 to June 17    Midwest Open Invitational
June 21 to June 24    15U World Series Midwest Region Qualifier
June 21 to June 24     Irish Elite (15U and 16U)
June 21 to June 24    Crusader Elite (14U and 15U)
June 28 to July 1    Wood Bat Classic (15U and 16U)
July 5 to July 8    Wood Bat National Championships
July 12 to July 15    Freedom Classic
July 26 to July 29    Mike Walsh Memorial Tournament (15U and 16U)

16U
June 7 to June 10    Crusader Open Invitational (15U and 16U)
June 21 to June 24    Midwest Elite
June 21 to June 24    Irish Elite (15U and 16U)
June 28 to July 1    Midwest Open Invitational
July 12 to July 15    Wood Bat National Championships
July 19 to July 22    Midwest Tournament of Champions
July 26 to July 29    Mike Walsh Memorial Tournament (15U and 16U)

17U and 18U

May 31 to June 3    LIDS Bulls (17U)
June 7 to June 10    18U World Series Midwest Region Qualifier
June 14 to June 17    Irish Elite
June 14 to June 17    Midwest Elite (18U)
June 28 to July 1    Wood Bat Classic
June 28 to July 1    Freedom Classic (17U)
June 28 to July 1    Freedom Classic (18U)
July 5 to July 8    Super Select Showcase
July 18 to July 22    18U National Championships
July 26 to July 29    Super Select Showcase (16U and 17U)
Sept 22 to Sept 23    Fall Prospect Wood Bat at Valparaiso
Sept 29 to Sept 30    Fall Prospect Wood Bat at University of Notre Dame

For a complete listing of schedules, cost, locations and to register, visit the Pastime Tournaments site to learn more.

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Reserve Your Rooms Now for Butler Bulldog Basketball Season

There's plenty of basketball season left for Butler University Bulldog fans so whether you want to attend the Men's or Women's games or even both, 2012 promises to be an exciting year for college basketball fans.

As the preferred downtown hotel for Butler University, the historic hotel Indianapolis Hilton Downtown has Indianapolis hotel packages just for basketball game attendees. Receive the special $99 rate, which includes breakfast and self parking by making your online reservation today

Our hotel offers deluxe accommodations, room service, fitness center, swimming pool and restaurant to make your stay a little more like home. Make plans to reserve your room soon as Downtown Indy Hotels fill up fast. And to make scheduling your trip a little easier, below find the Men's and Women's basketball schedules for their home games.

Men's Basketball Schedule (at Home)


December 29        Green Bay
December 31        Milwaukee
January 13        Cleveland State
January 15        Youngstown State
February 2        Wright State
February 4        Detroit
February 14        Loyola
February 17-19        ESPN Bracket Buster
February 21        UIC

Women's Basketball Schedule (at Home)


January 5        Youngstown State
January 7        Cleveland State
January 26    Green Bay
January 28    Milwaukee
February 11    Valparaiso
February 16    Loyola
February 18    UIC
March 1        Detroit
March 3        Wright State
March 7        To be announced – Horizon League Championship

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