INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Big Ten Championship is back in Indianapolis for the ninth year and the Indiana Convention Center is preparing for more than 35,000 fans.
Fans have a chance to experience one-on-one activities at the Big Ten Fan Fest.
It features a golf simulator, wiffle ball, a 40-yard dash, putt-putt golf and hockey.
It opens from 3-9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets purchased for the game are eligible for entry into the convention center.
The Meijer Tail Greater Party is free to the public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday on Georgia Street. Enjoy food trucks, a live band and DJ, photo opportunities and the World Famous St. Elmo’s Shrimp Eating Contest, which features both amateur and professional competitive eaters.
Kickoff between Wisconsin and Ohio State is set for 8 p.m. Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Visitors attending Fan Fest Friday told News 8 they think Indianapolis is a fantastic host for the Big Ten Championship.
“The city is close by with restaurants and things to do. It’s been great,” said Mike Novick, an Ohio State fan. “The people have been very hospitable and friendly and we’ve really enjoyed ourselves since we’ve been here.”
Get more information including ticketing, handbag policies, parking info, and game day programming at Big Ten Football Championship’s website.
Below are street closures anticipated over the weekend.
5 p.m. Friday –– Georgia Street between Illinois Street and Capital Avenue will be closed through Saturday evening due to the Meijer Tailgate.
5 a.m. Saturday –– South Street between Capital Avenue to West Street.
5 p.m. Saturday – South Street from Illinois to West streets.
10 p.m. Saturday –– Southbound Capital Avenue to McCarty Street will be closed.