Tributes are pouring in after popular longtime Indianapolis PA announcer Scott Alan passed away this week at 59. Image via Indy Fuel

The Indianapolis community is mourning the loss of a local sports legend on Monday. Scott Alan, a longtime Indianapolis sports emcee, has passed away at the age of 59 after being involved in a fatal automobile accident.

Indy Fuel owner Jim Hallet confirmed Alan’s passing in a Tuesday open letter to fans. Hallet’s statement reads:

Dear Indy Fuel and Bloomington Bison Fans,

It is with a somber heart that I reach out to you today to share the tragic news of the passing of our beloved colleague and friend, Scott Alan. Scott’s sudden departure due to an auto accident on Monday has left us all in a state of shock and sorrow. Scott has been a cornerstone of the Fuel family from the very beginning, his voice, and presence gracing us for all 10 seasons. Scott was so excited on becoming the first employee hired for the Bloomington Bison.

His enthusiasm, exuberant personality, and unwavering support for our teams will be profoundly missed. Though he is no longer with us, his spirit will undoubtedly continue to cheer us on from above.

As we navigate through this difficult time, we will ensure to keep you informed about the arrangements for his funeral or memorial service once we receive the details from his family.

Scott Alan was more than just a colleague; he was a true friend to many of us, and his memory will forever resonate within our community. Let us come together to honor and cherish the legacy he leaves behind.

With heartfelt condolences,
Jim Hallett Owner, Indy Fuel and Bloomington Bison

A native of Kokomo, Indiana, Alan, who previously served as the PA announcer for both the Indy Fuel (a minor league ECHL hockey team) and the Indy Eleven (a USL Championship soccer team), was excited to share some news on his Facebook page earlier this month.

He had accepted the Vice President of Operations position for the Bloomington Bison, a new addition to the ECHL. This move brought him even closer to his hometown of Chicago Heights, Illinois, as Bloomington is just two hours away.

Following the news of Alan’s passing on Tuesday morning, tributes from across the sports world poured in.

Our thoughts go out to Alan’s family and friends.

[Indy Fuel]

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