Archive for October, 2014

Indianapolis is known as the home to one of the biggest sporting events in the history of modern sport: the Indy 500, which takes place every Memorial Day weekend at Indy’s Motor Speedway. As longtime Indianapolis resident Jeff Castner knows, his hometown is perhaps best known throughout the world for what is considered the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, though the large metropolis also contains numerous other professional sporting opportunities the casual visitor may not be aware of.

Lucas Oil Stadium

Lucas Oil Stadium is home to one of Jeff Castner’s favorite professional teams, the Indianapolis Colts, which keeps this enormous venue rocking every Sunday, and occasionally on Monday nights. Lucas Oil is also hosting the 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four, and is home to the annual Big Ten Football Championship.

Jeff Castner

Jeff Castner

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

The Indiana Pacers have enjoyed much success in recent years, thanks in no small part to the raucous devotion of thousands of screaming fans who visit the Bankers Life Fieldhouse for every Pacers home game. As a Pacers fan, Jeff Castner takes advantage of any opportunity he has to root on his NBA favorite, which promises to have another competitive and successful season.

Victory Field

Ranked as one of the best minor league baseball parks in the country, Victory Field provides the perfect venue for a family outing at the ballgame. Victory Field is a local favorite and continues to be upheld as one of the finest minor league baseball venues in the Midwest. Jeff Castner enjoys catching a game here whenever he can.


Jeff Castner is proud to be a part of the Indianapolis community, and to share in the urban center’s many unique, inspiring and interesting things to both see and do. As a long-time area resident and Indianapolis enthusiast, Castner looks forward to sharing some of his favorite places to visit during his time away from work, particularly with those new to the city and the surrounding area.

Below, Jeff Castner gladly shares of some of his favorite places to visit in his hometown.

Jeff Castner

Jeff Castner

White River State Park

Known as the only cultural urban state park in the country, White River State Park skillfully blends numerous local cultural attractions with the creative use of green space, all of which can be experienced via bicycle, Segway, boat or on foot. Visitors new to Indianapolis have the chance to walk or ride to such local attractions as the White River Gardens, the NCAA Hall of Champions, the Indiana State Museum and more.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

No Indianapolis trip would be complete, says Jeff Castner, without a trip to the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home to the largest single-day racing and sprint events in the world. Home of the annual Indy 500, the century old Speedway is a must-see for families and sporting enthusiasts around the world.

Fountain Square Cultural District

If you’d like to visit a unique and historical part of the downtown area, one full of well-known restaurants, a vibrant arts and music scene and a plethora of shopping opportunities, says Jeff Castner, then take a detour through downtown Indianapolis’s Fountain Square Cultural District.

The Green Bay Packers’ Lombardi Era is not only one of the most significant and impactful times in the history of the franchise, it is also one of the most notable times in the history of both the National Football League and the sport of football. As a lifelong Packers’ fan, Jeff Castner understands the importance and continued relevance of this pivotal moment in football; a time when the legacy of both Vince Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers were firmly established and forever imprinted on the minds of sports fans everywhere.

Jeff Castner

Jeff Castner

Vince Lombardi, as Jeff Castner knows, was officially announced as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers on January 28, 1959, accepting a five-year deal to become the team’s general manager and coach. From that point on, the history of the team, and the league, was changed forever, as a relatively unknown coach, Lombardi would soon become one of the most celebrated personalities in the history of the game.

It didn’t take long, says Jeff Castner, for Vince Lombardi to establish himself as a next-level leader. In his first season with the Packers, Lombardi led his team to a 7-5 overall record, and proudly received NFL Coach of the Year honors. The next season, 1960, saw the Packers win the Western Conference title, only to fall short in the eventual title game. This, as Jeff Castner knows, would be the Packers’ only title loss under the helm of Vince Lombardi, who would end up leading his storied squad to a total of five World championships, which includes two Super Bowl victories.