Sports Authority hires development manager
Scott Spillman has joined Hamilton County Sports Authority as the sports development manager. Spillman, who had been the central region director for Little League Baseball in Indianapolis, will work to promote Hamilton County as a premier sports and events destination and work hand-in-hand with local events and clubs in Hamilton County. He’ll also serve on the local organizing committee for HCSA.

While at Little League, Spillman worked with nearly 1,000 leagues throughout the Central Region, managed the organization’s website and social media platforms and was the primary liaison for ESPN during tournament broadcasts.

“Scott is bringing a lot of great experience to Hamilton County Sports Authority and will be a real asset in working with local clubs and organizations to help them grow tournaments and bring in new events,” said William Knox, director of the Sports Authority.

Spillman graduated from Indiana University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in sports marketing and management.

Fieldhouse opening is a slam dunk for Grand Park
Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse at Grand Park opened its doors and its courts with plenty of fanfare Jan. 5. Bonzi Wells, a former NBA player who is director of basketball operations, and Carlos Knox, former Indiana Pacer, who is now director of training, hosted a 3-point shooting contest. Semi-pro basketball team Indy Diesels held a slam dunk contest and put on a practice. Those who attended the event also watched Indy Juniors Volleyball club and Indy Futsal club practices.

More than 300 people, including former basketball players, Westfield city officials and other stakeholders attended the VIP grand opening of the $8.5 million, 88,000-square-foot facility, which Wells has said is the best facility in the country.

It features eight courts for basketball, volleyball or futsal, and is complete with parquet floors, high-tech amenities including hi-definition camera on every court and plenty of comforts for fans.
Only days after the opening, the Fieldhouse began hosting events, and already there is a full line-up of practices and tournaments for Hamilton County’s newest sports facility.

Sports Authority wins Readers’ Choice Award
SportsEvents Magazine readers like Hamilton County sports venues. So much so, they voted HCSA as one of the top sports events destinations in the country, during its annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The award was listed in the January issue of the magazine.

“It’s clear, based on our readers’ experiences that these award winners are willing to go above and beyond typical service levels to help sports event planners produce outstanding events that participants, their families and spectators will want to experience again and again,” said Carrie O’Connor, SportsEvents editorial coordinator.