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INDIANAPOLIS — A $30 million golf and entertainment venue is under construction about a mile southwest of Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts, creating what developers hope will be a new entertainment district near downtown Indianapolis.

Back 9 Golf & Entertainment, a 58,500-square-foot venue with 75 climate-controlled golf bays and a three-story driving range, will open in June along on the banks of the White River.

Developers are branding the venue — which they say can be used for wedding parties, business meetings or just fun gathers — as a fourth stadium for downtown.

“When we get done, you know with the Biltwell Event Center, and the zoo and the (Elanco Animal Health), this is all gonna be one big entertainment district here that connects that all together,” said Stephen Alexander, one of the owners of Back 9 Golf & Entertainment.

When it was announced in 2020, the venue was initially called Flying Tee. Now doing business under the name Back 9 Golf &…

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