Hoosier sports fans could get hit with 'ticket tax' to offset public safety funding

Taxes on special events could jump 10 percent

INDIANAPOLIS - Sports fans could soon pay more for tickets to see the Indiana Pacers and the Indianapolis Colts if the City-County Council approves a proposal to increase ticket taxes.

Under the proposal, the tax on tickets to games or events at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Victory Field and Lucas Oil Stadium would increase from 6 percent to 10 percent.

The tax hike would hit Hoosiers and trickle down to tourists who would also see a 4 to 6 percent tax increase on rental cars.

The money from the tax increase would go toward offsetting the cost of public safety, potentially preventing job cuts.

The council will vote on the proposal tonight at 7 p.m.

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