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Indianapolis Fuel to join ECHL next season

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November 26, 2013 (AP) – ECHL officials approved Indianapolis’ membership to join the league Tuesday, making the Fuel the 23rd member of the hockey league.

Indy will begin play in the “AA” minor league in October 2014.

The Fuel will play its home games at the coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The 6,145-seat facility is currently under renovation and also will be used as a basketball arena for IUPUI when construction is completed.

The coliseum opened in 1939 and has hosted the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star basketball games, the Pacers from 1967-74 and included some IUPUI home games from 1975-79.

 

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