Built after the turn of the millennium push to separate baseball and football stadiums, Lucas Oil Stadium was the start of the newest architecture age of National Football League franchises. Breaking ground on the same day as the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium and designed by the same HKS Inc. architecture firm, most of the fanfare and media headed to Texas. However, Lucas Oil Stadium finished construction a year earlier in Indianapolis.
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|Address:||500 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46225|
|Stadium Owner:||Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority|
|Operator:||Capital Improvement Board of Managers of Marion County, Indiana|
|Architect:||HKS, Inc., A2so4 Architecture, Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf, Inc.|
|Construction Cost:||$720 million|
|Structural Engineer:||Walter P Moore/Fink Roberts & Petrie|
|Playing Surface:||Shaw Sports Momentum Pro|
Approximately 70,000 fans can watch football or basketball for the given seating configurations. Divided between three decks, seating uses the box design of putting seats facing straight ahead instead of wrapping them around into a bowl. Multiple video boards and a ribbon board goes around the entirety of the stadium.
Lucas Oil Stadium has a retractable roof, consisting of two panels that slide toward the sidelines of the field. Each panel weighs 2.5 million pounds, but opens or closes between nine-11 minutes. In 2015, three fans were injured when a bolt fell from the roof as it was being opened for a preseason game. While the stadium was deemed safe by officials, the roof stayed closed for the remainder of the season until a final investigation over the bolt could be completed.
The stadium also features a retractable window. Six overlapping window panels slide out to open an area above the Northeast end zone, giving fans an opportunity to view the Indianapolis skyline.
Indianapolis is known as a special events city, whether that being the host of the most NCAA Final Fours, multiple impacts in worldwide auto racing, or hosting one of the United States largest fan conventions. Lucas Oil Stadium continues that tradition with hosting one the widest array of different events of any NFL stadium.
Lucas Oil is home to the NFL Draft Combine, the pre-draft workout session for the best of potential football players before the annual draft. It also hosts the football championships for NCAA’s Big Ten Conference and the state’s high school championships. It also hosts state, national and international marching band competitions, religious conferences, farming events and firefighters games.
The versatility of the venue shows in the football design of the stadium. Hosting seven different locker rooms, 139 suites, and expo space in two club lounges, two exhibit halls and 12 meeting rooms, Lucas Oil Stadium, can easily change between focusing on fan engagement and amenities at football games to premier hosting venues for other events.
Concerts are occasionally held at the stadium, but many are moved to smaller venues nearby. Seating is set up in the basic horseshoe around one of the end zones, hosting at least 43,864 fans. It set a concert attendance record in 2018 with 55,729 fans for Taylor Swift, but it was the last concert held at the stadium to this date.
Like many other Midwest stadium complexes, Lucas Oil Stadium shares the Downtown Sports District with the Indiana Convention Center, the AAA Minor League Baseball franchise Indianapolis Indians and the Indiana History Museum.
Indianapolis Colts Info
|Rivals:||Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots|
|Team Colours:||Speed Blue, White, Facemask Gray, Anvil Black|
|Team Owner:||Jim Irsay|
|Top Passing Leader:||Peyton Manning|
|Top Rushing Leader:||Edgerrin James|
|Top Points Scorer:||Adam Vinatieri|
|AV Leader:||Peyton Manning|
|Winningest Coach:||Tony Dungy|
|Famous Players:||Reggie Wayne, Dwight Freeney, Andrew Luck, Edgerrin James, Jeff Saturday|
|Famous Coaches:||Frank Reich, Don Shula, Tony Dungy|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Lucas Oil Stadium?
Indianapolis Colts play their home matches at Lucas Oil Stadium.
What is the capacity of Lucas Oil Stadium?
As of 2022 Lucas Oil Stadium has an official seating capacity of 67,000 for Football matches.
When was Lucas Oil Stadium opened?
Lucas Oil Stadium officially opened in 2008 and is home to Indianapolis Colts
What is the ZIP code for Lucas Oil Stadium?
The ZIP code for Lucas Oil Stadium is 46225.
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Lucas Oil Stadium in 2022. Please visit the official website of Indianapolis Colts for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.