New NFL Stadium
Lucas Oil Stadium, located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, opened in August 2008 to replace the RCA Dome as the official home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. This stadium was constructed to allow the removal of the Dome and the expansion of the Indiana Convention Center on site. The Stadium has hosted the 2010 Men’s Division I Basketball Final Four and the 2012 Super Bowl XLVI.
The Stadium features a 4.5-acre retractable roof and an 88-ft movable window wall that provides views of downtown. The Stadium’s unique features include its flexibility in design and ability to accommodate a multitude of events beyond NFL football and NCAA basketball, including concerts, national conventions, trade shows, international and national band competitions, and numerous other national and local amateur sports events. The seven-level stadium has more backstage space than any other NFL stadium with seven locker rooms, 11 indoor truck docks, 44,000-sf of exhibit space and 12 meeting rooms. Tradeshows and conventions can utilize 183,000-sf of exhibit space when merging the field and both exhibit halls. Additional amenities include two multi-level club lounges, 137 luxiary suites and a 200-seat semi-privite party room.
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