Developer of Indianapolis sports-medicine complex says maybe he’ll get his own MLS team, yeah

The failed Dunkin Donuts franchisee who says he wants to build a $500 million sports-medicine complex on the site of Indianapolis’s old airport terminal and include a sports venue of some kind now says he wants to bring an MLS franchise to town:

Craig Sanders, co-founder of Athletes Business Network, said he has been in talks with MLS to get a team for the planned 20,000-seat stadium near Washington Street and High School Road. He said he already has identified a management team to run the club if the MLS approves.

“We believe we have as good a chance as any (city) to make that happen,” Sanders said…

Sanders said it would cost ABN about $125 million in franchise fees and other costs to join the MLS, and the league still would need to do a market study to make sure the city could support a pro team.

Before you say, “Hey, doesn’t Indianapolis already have a minor-league soccer team, Indy Eleven, whose owner says he’s going to apply to move to MLS once somebody gives him $82 million for a new stadium,” I’ll save you a mouthful: Yes, yes it does. Which means Sanders is almost certainly just trying to stir up headlines for his project by throwing around the MLS name — hey, all it takes is a press release and a call to the league offices so you can say you’ve had “talks.” Well done, bankrupt donut magnate.


2 comments on “Developer of Indianapolis sports-medicine complex says maybe he’ll get his own MLS team, yeah

  1. Experience thin on team pitching plan for airport

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  2. Renub Research report titled “Sports Medicine Market by Application (Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Video, Access, RF Resection, Mechanical Resection), by Company (8 Top Companies Analysis) Global Forecast” provides a comprehensive assessment of the fast-evolving, high-growth of Sports Medicine industry.

    For more info: http://www.renub.com/sports-medicine-market-by-application-hip-knee-shoulder-video-access-rf-resection-mechanical-resection-by-company-8-top-companies-analysis-global-forecast-503-p.php

    Globally Sports Medicine is expected to be US$ 7.7 Billion by 2020. In the Global sports medicine market, Shoulder injuries capture the highest market share in 2014, followed by Knee injuries in the second position. However knee sports medicine market share is likely to witness a slight decline in its market share by 2020. Mechanical Resection and Access stands at the third and fourth spot respectively in 2014.

    Rajat Gupta
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