I am planning on making my first trip ever to the Big Ten Tournament this March. Since I have never been to a Big Ten Tournament, or to Indianapolis for that matter, I was wondering what advice people might have on where to stay. I spoke to a friend who lives in Indianapolis, and the suggestion was that staying downtown is best since you are near everything and in walking distance of Conseco. However, after some digging, the hotels downtown are way more expensive. My friend also suggested looking in Carmel which is about a 15-20 minute drive from downtown- has anyone does this? What would the parking situation be like? Any information that you have would be helpful.