Report: Indy gets Big Ten title game

The city of Indianapolis has been awarded the Big Ten Championship game, according to WISH-TV.

The agreement means that the league title game will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium from 2012-15. The venue is already hosting the inaugural Big Ten title game on December 3.

According to the report, the football championship game is expected to bring $20 million to Indy -- greatly boosting the city’s economy.

School presidents and chancellors gathered Sunday at Big Ten headquarters in suburban Chicago to discuss the sites of both the football championship game as well as the men's and women's basketball tournaments. Representatives from Indianapolis and Chicago had made in-person proposals to the league's administrative council in May.

The indoor Lucas Oil Stadium has a capacity of 63,000 that could be expanded to 70,000 and is connected by walkways to several hotels so Big Ten football fans don't have to go outside in inclement weather.

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