- Associated Press - Sunday, December 14, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The city of Indianapolis has dedicated a life-size statue of former Mayor Bill Hudnut near the former site of the RCA Dome that he helped woo the NFL’s Colts to play in.

The Indianapolis Star reports (https://indy.st/1GDxhnh ) about 150 people attended Sunday’s dedication of the bronze piece showing the four-term mayor sitting on a bench.

Hudnut led the effort to build the RCA Dome and later wooed the Colts from Baltimore to play in it in 1984. He also helped lead the renovation of Union Station and the Circle Centre shopping mall and helped create Indianapolis’ image as an amateur sports capital.

Hudnut praised the staff that worked on the projects.

More than $250,000 in private donations paid for the sculpture by artists Jeff Varilla and Ana Koh Varilla.


Information from: The Indianapolis Star, https://www.indystar.com

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