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Lucas Oil Stadium

Identification

Lucas Oil Stadium
Indiana Stadium, New Colts Stadium
222480

Map

Structure in General

stadium
existing [completed]
concrete
brick
applied masonry
dark red
postmodernism

Usage

american football

Facts

  • Demolition of the existing buildings on site began on August 25, 2005.
  • The ceremonial groundbreaking took place on September 20, 2005.
  • Foundation work began the week after Thanksgiving, 2005.
  • The stadium has a capacity of 63,000 for football games, and can be expanded to 70,000 for basketball.
  • It replaces the RCA Dome, located just to the north, as the home of the National Football League's Indianapolis Colts.
  • Upon completion, the RCA Dome was demolished in order to permit expansion of the Indianapolis Convention Center.
  • The stadium is positioned off the city street grid, running north-northeast to the south-southwest. This will allow direct views of the city skyline to the north.
  • Naming rights for the new stadium were announced on February 28, 2006. California-based Lucas Oil will pay US $122 million over 20 years, in one of the five most expensive naming contracts in the NFL.
  • The retractable roof is the first in the world to open sideline to sideline instead of end zone to end zone.

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Location

500 South Capitol Avenue
46225
U.S.A.

Technical Data

82.30 m
7
2005
Aug 2008
11
14
$500,000,000
63,000

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Associate Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

check engineering, civil engineering, concrete supplier, construction company, consultant, crane supplier (construction), electrical contractor, elevator supplier, facade designer, facade installation, formwork supplier, general contractor, glass supplier, interior fit-out, landscape architect, landscape building, lighting consultant, lightning protection, mechanical systems installation, MEP engineering, owner, plumbing contractor, project management, shell construction, sports team, steel supplier, structural engineering