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Lucas plea: Don't call it 'The Luke'

Stadium naming-rights owner says nickname honors rival

August 16, 2008

Some local sports broadcasters, print journalists and Indianapolis Colts fans are giving an unintentional assist to an opponent of one of the team's biggest corporate allies. Officials for Lucas Oil Products Inc. are imploring fans and media not to refer to the team's new stadium as The Luke, a nickname that has cropped up on sports talk radio shows and been repeated in print and on TV. The nickname seems to be gaining momentum, and that doesn't sit well with Lucas brass already playing defense against New Jersey-based Lukoil Co.

The Luke is the worst possible nickname, Lucas said, because one of his company's competitors is Russianowned, Lukoil, which is making a big push in North America.

"This is a big deal to us," Lucas said. "We'd prefer people call it Lucas Oil Stadium, but call it anything but The Luke. What people are doing by calling it that is doing one of my competitors a multimillion-dollar favor."

More on this story here


While you're in The New Colts Home,
A few guidelines to hold fast.

National Football League Adopts Fan Code of Conduct

 The NFL is taking steps to ensure a quality experience for its fans.

With state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Stadium scheduled to open in downtown Indianapolis this season,
the Colts are taking the same steps and encouraging fans to take them, too.

The NFL and all 32 NFL clubs have created a fan code of conduct to help promote a positive fan environment at NFL stadiums, the league has announced.

The fan code of conduct was designed to set clear expectations and encourage a stadium environment that is enjoyable for all fans.

"The in-stadium experience is critical for Colts fans and will be a major focus during the coming season," Colts Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jim Irsay said. "The Colts always have valued our fans, and this is another way of improving the experience of all fans in every way possible.  We want everyone to be able to enjoy Colts games from start to finish."

According to the NFL, teams may add additional provisions to the standard code based on local circumstances or preferences. The code of conduct is intended to address behavior that detracts from the game-day experience.  Any fan in violation of these provisions will be subject to ejection without refund and loss of ticket privileges for future games.

In addition to the fan code of conduct, the NFL and its clubs will evaluate fan feedback and existing programs to ensure their effectiveness and shape the development of new programs.

These measures are designed to build on the many outstanding programs already in place at NFL stadiums to enhance the fan experience.

FAN CODE OF CONDUCT

The National Football League and its teams are committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for all fans, both in the stadium and in the parking lot. We want all fans attending our games to enjoy the experience in a responsible fashion.

When attending a game, you are required to refrain from the following behaviors:

  • Behavior that is unruly, disruptive, or illegal in nature.

  • Intoxication or other signs of alcohol impairment that results in irresponsible behavior.

  • Foul or abusive language or obscene gestures.

  • Interference with the progress of the game (including throwing objects onto the field).

  • Failing to follow instructions of stadium personnel.

  • Verbal or physical harassment of opposing team fans.

Event patrons are responsible for their conduct as well as the conduct of their guests and/or persons occupying their seats. Stadium staff will promptly intervene to support an environment where event patrons, their guests and other fans can enjoy the event free from the above behavior. Event patrons and guests who violate these provisions will be subject to ejection without refund and loss of ticket privileges for future games.

COLTS PLAY THIER FIRST GAME IN LUCAS OIL STADIUM 
AUGUST 24, 2008

The Colts will play their first three preseason games on the road, traveling to Detroit and Atlanta before playing their first game at the new Lucas Oil Stadium against Buffalo on August 24.

Dates and times for the Detroit and Atlanta games have yet to be determined. The Buffalo game will be televised nationally on NFL Network. It will be the first football game at the Colts' new state-of-the-art home, which replaces the RCA Dome.

 The Colts wrap up the preseason at home against Cincinnati on Thursday, August 28. Indianapolis then opens the regular season on Sunday night, September 7 at home against the Chicago Bears.

2008 schedule

Preseason

Sunday, Aug. 3 – versus Washington in Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, 8 p.m. (NBC)
Aug. 7-11 – at Detroit (date and time TBD)
Saturday, Aug. 16 – at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 24 – Buffalo, 8 p.m. (NFL Network)
Thursday, Aug. 28 – Cincinnati, 7 p.m.

Regular Season

Sunday, Sept. 7 – Chicago, 8:15 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday, Sept. 14 – at Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 21 – Jacksonville, 4:15 p.m
Sunday. Sept. 28 – BYE
Sunday, Oct. 5 – at Houston, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 12 – Baltimore, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 19 – at Green Bay, 4:15 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 27 – at Tennessee, 8:30 p.m.(ESPN)
Sunday, Nov. 2 – New England, 8:15 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday, Nov. 9 – at Pittsburgh, 4:15 p.m.
Sunday. Nov. 16* – Houston, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 23* – at San Diego, 8:15 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday, Nov. 30* – at Cleveland, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 7* – Cincinnati, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Dec . 14* – Detroit, 1 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 18 – at Jacksonville, 8:15 p.m. (NFL Network)
Sunday, Dec. 28* – Tennessee, 1 p.m.

* Due to flexible scheduling, the kickoff time of games in Weeks 10-15, and 17 are subject to change.

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Forrest Lucas stood on the stage, smile on his face, and family by his side.

He looked onto a large projection screen.

Lucas Oil Stadium, it read . . .

A Future of Promise.

Lucas applauded. His wife, Charlotte, applauded. His sisters applauded. Colts Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jim Irsay did, too. Just about everyone gathered Wednesday afternoon in the Union Federal Center applauded, and Lucas' family - a tight-knit group that Lucas says is vital to his story - fought tears. And with that, what Lucas - the president and Chief Executive Officer of Lucas Oil Products, Inc. - called the worst secret he'd ever heard was finally and undeniably official:

The new Indiana Stadium in downtown Indiana has its name:

Lucas Oil Stadium.

Lucas Oil has won the naming rights to the new Indiana Stadium in Indianapolis; it was announced at a ceremony at the Union Federal Football Center Wednesday, March 1, 2006.

The deal, which is one of the biggest stadium-rights deals in the NFL, came together during the last two or three months

The deal is valued at $122 million over 20 years, Lucas confirmed.

Beginning with the 2008 season, Lucas Oil Stadium will be the home to the Indianapolis Colts, NCAA men's and women's Final Fours and other major sporting events.

 

A New Home

After more than two decades of playing at the RCA Dome, the Indianapolis Colts will play in one of the NFL's best stadiums in 2008 when Lucas Oil Stadium opens.

"We were at risk to lose not only the Colts but NCAA Final Fours and several important conventions and exhibitions if we did not replace the RCA Dome," says John Klipsch, executive director of the Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority.

RCA was completed in 1983 but is considered small and without the amenities that fans desire.

It has the smallest seating capacity in the NFL (57,693) and ranks low in the number of corporate suites. They are major revenue generators for NFL teams.

The stadium took three years to build, but it took many years of negotiation and difficult deals before the first brick was laid.

The announcement came just before kick-off in late 2004 - a deal to keep the Colts here for 30 years.  At the heart of it were plans for a 63,000 seat, state-of-the-art, retractable roof stadium. The agreement ended two years of talks and rumors of the team moving to Los Angeles.

   Proponents sealed the deal by tying the new stadium to a convention center expansion. They also talked of hosting more Final Fours and even the Super Bowl. But Democratic Mayor Bart Peterson tussled with Republican lawmakers over how to pay for it.

Peterson proposed expanded gambling. Lawmakers nixed that, ultimately agreeing to a hike in hospitality taxes, including a regional food and beverage tax. Peterson also had to turn over control of the project to the state.

The state broke ground in September 2005 with Peyton Manning the surprise attraction. Three months later, the stadium was starting to take shape but it still didn't have a name until March 2006. That's when the Colts announced a $121 million deal to name the stadium Lucas Oil.

As the stadium went up, so did the costs for steel, insurance and removing contaminated soil. The initial price tag of $625 million increased to $720 million and doesn't include the Convention Center connector going in or any of the recent storm damage not covered by insurance.

Under a tight deadline to open by August 15th, the RCA Dome remains up and game-ready, just in case.

The new Lucas Oil Stadium replaces the RCA Dome, which has been home to the Colts since their arrival in Indianapolis in 1984. In addition to the new stadium, the construction project also will significantly expand the downtown convention center.

The Colts will move from the RCA Dome to Lucas Oil Stadium after the 2007 season and is scheduled to be open for the Colts 2008 season.
Part of getting public funding was the ability to attract big events, and some local smaller events.  In addition to professional football games (and, possibly, collegiate and high school games), the stadium is scheduled to host the semifinal and final rounds of the Men's Final Four in 2010, with the Women's Final Four one year later. Historically, Indianapolis has been a popular choice for the Final Four, as the NCAA makes their headquarters there, and the events come on a five-year rotation. The city also hopes to attract the Super Bowl, but, as venues for the game are already scheduled up to the year 2010, barring unforeseen circumstances, it will likely be after the 2010 season.


FEATURES OF LUCAS OIL STADIUM

Located in downtown Indianapolis, 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.

The stadium is built on a downtown site bounded on the north by South Street, on the east by Capitol Avenue, on the south by McCarty Street and on the west by Missouri Street.

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From the outside, the stadium has a facade of brick and glass allowing it to fit in with the surrounding area.

The stadium is built with 15,000 tons of steel and 100,000 cubic yards of concrete, measuring up to 1.8 million square feet.

That makes Lucas Oil Stadium twice the size of Conseco Fieldhouse.

The stadium includes a million square feet of poured decking, 600,000 sq ft of slab on grade and 1.1 million concrete blocks.

Lucas Oil Stadium (LOS) is the multi-purpose facility that replaces the former RCA Dome and opens as the new home of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts for the 2008 NFL season. 

Lucas Oil Stadium is a state-of-the-art, 63,000-seat, retractable roof , multi-purpose stadium featuring spectacular views of the Indianapolis skyline.  In addition, the stadium has an infill playing surface, 7 locker rooms, exhibit space, meeting rooms, operable north window, dual two-level club lounges, 137 suites, retractable sideline seating, house reduction curtains, two large video boards, ribbon boards, spacious concourses, interior and exterior plaza space, 11 indoor docks, two vehicle ramps to the event level and much, much more.
In 2010, Lucas Oil Stadium will be connected to the newly expanded convention center and several hotels and entertainment options by a new pedestrian connector.

Lucas Oil Stadium has a three-deck, seven-level stadium which seats 63,000 for football can also be reconfigured to seat 70,000 or more for NCAA basketball, the Super Bowl and concerts. It will cover 1.8 million square feet (over twice the size of Conseco Fieldhouse) and will also host NCAA Final Four and Regional men's and women's basketball games, major conventions, trade shows, IHSAA tournaments, national band competitions, local and national amateur sports events and events such as the annual Indiana Black Expo and Circle City Classic.


Colts Players Comforts

It has more showers, more toilets, more sinks, more lockers than what the old one did.

Pete Ward, Colts senior executive vice president, said the new stadium features 24 shower heads in the locker room -- 14 more than the RCA Dome had.

The Colts will have 90 lockers during the preseason, when rosters are larger. During the regular season, players will have access to 68 lockers.

The visiting team will have 80 lockers during the preseason, 55 during the regular season.

Altogether, Lucas Oil Stadium has seven locker rooms -- one for the Colts, one for the visiting team, one for officials and four auxiliary rooms, including one for cheerleaders.

The dome had five locker rooms -- one for the Colts, two others for football and two smaller ones for basketball. When high school teams played at the dome, they would use the visitor locker rooms. That gave NFL teams less time to get settled into their locker room before games.

That won't be an issue in the new stadium.

Player parking also is more convenient. Players will pass through a security barrier and park their cars close to the locker room for safer access to the field, Ward said.

The RCA Dome didn't have a permanent security fence.

Also, locker rooms are closer to the field.

"They run out of the door and almost directly onto the field," Fox said. "With the NFL's 12-minute halftime, that's not very much time. That extra 100 feet or so (at the dome) gives them that much less time in the locker room."

The seven levels of the stadium include: 

Event Level 

Feature locations include field, loading dock, locker rooms (NFL and auxiliary), commissary, pedestrian connector to Indiana Convention Center (to open late 2010), exhibit halls and meeting rooms. The Event Level also includes 8 Field Suites, with over 160 individual seats.

Street Level 
(100 and 200 level seating) 

This is the main level in which you enter the Stadium. Feature locations include Lucas Oil Plaza, East and West Club Lounges, Ticket Office and Colts Pro Shop. The Street Level contains over 26,000 individual seats.

Lower Suites

The Lower Suite Level contains 77 suites, with over 1,700 individual seats. 

Club/Loge Level
 (300 and 400 seating) 

Feature locations include the upper levels of the East and West Club Lounges. The Club/Loge Level contains approximately 14,600 individual seats.

Upper Suites

Feature location includes the Quarterback Suite in the South End Zone which has seating for 200. The Upper Suite Level contains 53 suites (including Quarterback Suite), with over 1,000 individual seats.

Terrace Level
(500 and 600 level seating) 

Feature location includes the The Bud Light Zone, which displays an operable window overlooking the city. The Terrace Level contains approximately 20,500 individual seats.

Press Box 

The Press Box contains game operations booths, radio broadcast, coaches booths, print media, video board production and stadium operations.  The Press Box also has seating for up to 200 members of the media.

While the RCA Dome's press box occasionally was so stuffed that writers would have to move into seats next to fans, that won't be an issue in Lucas Oil Stadium's spacious media digs.
Everything about the new press box is bigger, including the larger 32-inch, flat-panel HD monitors; the number of broadcast booths; and its overall size.
The media center is nearly twice as big as the one at the dome, with the capacity to accommodate 260 people normally and up to 352 if needed. The dome's press box capacity was 140, expandable to 175.
The stadium offers built-in platforms for television cameras, with more space for camera operators to maneuver.
The new press box sits above the third deck on the west side of the stadium, stretching from one end zone to the other. It has booths for five radio and two television teams, which allows TV crews for both the home and visiting teams. The extra radio booths were put in to accommodate foreign-language media broadcasts for many NFL teams -- and for one particularly popular game.
The Super Bowl was on the Colts' mind when they designed the stadium's media facilities to accommodate the vast number of people who cover the game each year.

Lucas Oil Stadium is a fully accessible facility.  All entrances into the stadium are accessible.  Guests may use ramps, elevators and escalators to move between all levels. Accommodations for persons with disabilities include family restrooms, accessible ticket and concession counters, first-come, first-serve designated parking, assisted listening devices and wheelchair availability.

Tradeshows can take advantage of an indoor 30,000 square foot loading dock with 11 bays, retractable seating and operable walls to utilize up to 183,000 contiguous square feet of space.

Football games can be played indoors or outdoors using the retractable roof and operable north window. The house reduction curtain system covers the entire Terrace Level seating, reducing capacity from 63,000 to approximately 41,000.

Basketball and other half-house events have the option of playing in the round for up to 70,000 fans or in a much smaller configuration with a house reduction curtain system unlike any other stadium.

Conventions may use the stadium for general sessions in a variety of configurations. The twelve backstage meeting rooms plus the 25,000 square foot Exhibition Hall 1 and 18,000 square foot Exhibition Hall 2 may be utilized for additional convention space.

Concerts may be played indoors or outdoors in full stadium or reduced house configurations. Seating configurations range in size from 15,000-65,000.

Standing in the plaza area at the north end zone is one of the most dramatic views anyone can obtain at an NFL venue in the country. You come straight in and you see the entire bowl in front of you.

One will also note the glass walls. 

There's so much glass on the exterior so when you walk into the concourse you're still in a light-filled space.

Because the stadium will also host NCAA basketball and conventions, it was important to create not just a football stadium, but a civic building of sorts.

All four sides are open and you enter from all four sides. So you enter a space shaped intentionally as a major public space rather than a linear concourse.

The various plazas and corners are all different, also make Lucas Oil Stadium unique. 

The design creates a series of eight separate spaces rather than a single race track design you see in most arenas and stadiums, adding that feature makes it hard for fans to "get lost."

Then there's the question, why is the stadium built at an angle? 

Answer: it points to Monument Circle.

FAN FRIENDLY AMENITIES

Massive high-definition TVs, kiosks of cell phones and Colts-themed video games are just some of what you'll see when you enter Lucas Oil Stadium.

  • Four wide exterior plazas with large entrances 

  • Public concourses that are a minimum 30 feet wide and up to 80 feet wide in some places

  • 1,400 toilet fixtures located strategically in several corridors

And yes, there are more for women than men.  Hopefully there won't be too long of a line. There are 720 toilets for women, 652 for men and 28 family bathrooms.

  • Over 160 concession stands for faster services

  • 14 escalators and 10 passenger elevators for good vertical access

  • Two slightly graded pedestrian ramps 

  • Spectator seats ranging from 20 to 21 inches in width

  • More space (33-35 inches) between rows for easy access

  • Retractable roof for protection from the elements when necessary

  • Operable north window.

The Fieldturf playing field will be 25ft below street level, allowing fans easier access to their seats.

Many upscale amenities will be found in the stadium which will include 142 corporate suites; wider seats with more legroom than the seats at RCA Dome; seats with backs throughout, about 5,000 greater than the football seating at the RCA Dome, and it will beat its predecessor in numerous other measures, including the distance between rows, seat width and the fact that all seats are theater style . . .

No bleachers!

Patrons attending events at the new Lucas Oil Stadium should feel much more comfortable in their new chairs compared to the old ones at the RCA Dome. That's because all the seats in the new stadium will be wider theater-style chairs with arms ranging in width from 20 to 24 inches. RCA Dome seats, including bleachers in some general admission areas, average 19 inches in width. The Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority (ISCBA) approved an $11.3 million contract with Irwin Seating Company to provide 53,266 standard stadium seats measuring 20 inches in width, 6,982 padded club seats that are 21 inches wide and 2,194 upholstered suite chairs with a width of 22 to 24 inches. More than 600 additional seats will be included on a future bid package for a total of 63,000 seats. In addition, the distance between rows at Lucas Oil Stadium will range from 33 to 35 inches compared to only 31 inches at the RCA Dome.


The seats that will be installed in Lucas Oil Stadium are shown above 
(left to right: general admission seats, club seats, and suite seats). 

To view a map of the 2008 Season Lucas Oil Stadium seating chart, click here.

The new stadium will have twice the number of public toilet fixtures - 1,200 toilet fixtures spread around all seven levels, but there's no word yet on how many will be designated for each sex. It's suggested an average of one toilet for every 45 fans. There will be 58 permanent concession stands where credit cards will be accepted. The simple change of allowing fans to pay for food with a credit card or debit card could keep lines shorter and reduce crowds around ATMs in the stadium. Though the stadium will be game-ready by the start of the 2008 football season, the finishing touches, such as the last concession stands, are not expected to be complete until February 2009. The new stadium also includes 14 escalators; 11 passenger elevators; 30-foot-wide public concourses; four primary plazas with entrances at each; and two pedestrian ramps. Special features include detailed arch entries, brickwork, exterior precast concrete and limestone, as well as structural steel super columns and special steel for the roof.

A ONE OF A KIND RETRACTABLE ROOF

The stadium will feature a 1 of a kind roof that sets the stadium apart from all other arenas, architects say. A retractable roof that will allow the Colts to play outside for the first time since the team moved to Indianapolis from Baltimore. The retractable roof will be the first in the world to open sideline to sideline instead of end zone to end zone.

When you look at a lot of the stadiums from the air, it's hard to tell where you are until you see the color of the seats or see who's playing on the field.

"The first time a blimp is over this stadium for a nationally televised game, the whole country will see a roof and a stadium design here that are unlike any other in the world," said John Hutchings, a partner in Dallas-based HKS.

"As soon as they see this stadium from above, they'll know its Indianapolis."

Lucas Oil Stadium's roof will be unique.

The stadium's retractable roof is incredibly complicated. It took years to design and months to build. It works on the same principle as a pair of automatic garage doors - except that the doors are as big as two football fields and they weigh six million pounds.

They keep unwanted weather out and let the Hoosier sun shine in.

"Obviously it is not your everyday construction challenge," said project manager Bob May. He continued, "It really comes down to someone pushing a button and it opens and closes."

To really appreciate the roof, May says you have to understand its enormity.

The retractable roof covers 176,000 feet. That's as large as four acres. The two movable panels are 300 feet wide and 600 feet long together.

One more way to envision it - it's large enough for 62 tennis courts or 2,100 parking spaces.

The 132 electric motors and computers synchronize the movement of 6 million pounds of metal hidden in the structure. It takes about ten minutes to open or close the roof.

The NFL said that opening the roof is a home team decision that will be made at least 90 minutes before kick-off.

If there is rain or snow, temperatures below 40 degrees, or winds over 40 miles an hour the room closes automatically.
It's climate control on grand scale.


It is to feature the only retractable roof in the country with two moving panels that will meet in a peak above the center of the stadium. Those same panels will rest above seating on the east and west sides of the stadium when the roof is open.

The roof on Lucas Oil Stadium will boast a larger opening -- a 4.5-acre hole to the sky -- than the three other current or future NFL stadiums with retractable roofs, and it will work so efficiently it'll generate power when moving down slope.

Controlled by cables wrapped around drums and run by electric motors, the entire roof will open in six minutes on a third less horsepower than an Indy race car packs.

Operating parameters

NFL rules require teams to decide three hours before game time whether a roof will be open or shut. During the game, referees control any decision to change the position of the roof. Some other considerations:

  • Wind speeds: The roof and glass wall will be closed if winds exceed 40 mph. They can operate in speeds up to 55 mph.

  • Weather: Operating temperatures are between 40 and 110 degrees. Neither the roof nor the wall will be open if snow or ice is present.
  • Speed: It'll take nine minutes to open or close the roof, six minutes for the wall.

Also distinct to Lucas Oil will be the large window on the north side of the stadium that will open to provide a view of the Downtown skyline.

Facts about the Retractable Roof 

  • First of its kind SuperFrame Structural System

  • It's the first NFL stadium to have a roof split lengthwise, requiring five rails instead of the typical two to move the panels.
  • The roof's two segments, weighing 5.9 million pounds each, are guided by 16 cables up a 13-degree slope about 300 feet above the ground.
  • Gabled roof with peak running north/south down center of field
  • 176,400 square feet opening area - that is an opening of 4.1 acres.

The stadium has the largest retractable roof, even bigger than the stadium under construction in Dallas.

  • Its slope is the steepest of any retractable roof in the NFL.

  • Long narrow panels "stack" over building and do not overhang or shadow the building facade
  • Operates on cable drum drives mounted to transporters
  • Approximate 9-11 minute opening and closing time

NFL rules for roof opening -- home team determines if roof is to be opened or closed 90 minutes before kickoff (except if precipitation is within the vicinity of LOS, temperature is below 40 degrees, or wind gusts are greater than 40 mph, then roof is automatically closed). It remains open unless there are hazardous conditions (lightning, severe winds, precipitation, low temperatures, etc.) Once closed, the roof may not be reopened.

For events other than Colts games, operation of the roof and window will be solely at the discretion of Lucas Oil Stadium management.  Due to the fact that the football field does not have a drainage system, and plumbing and piping are not insulated in Lucas Oil Stadium like many other outdoor stadiums, the roof should be closed during any inclement weather.  If the outdoor temperature is below 42 degrees Fahrenheit, the roof will be closed. 

For Colts games, the team and the NFL must determine long before kickoff whether the roof will be open. If the game begins under open skies, the roof must remain open for the entire game, according to NFL rules.

"Yet, the field does not have a drainage system . . . "

For other events, the decision usually will fall to Fox and his crew. He envisions having the roof open for band performances and concerts.

Promoters for a rock show, for example, could choose to keep the roof closed until the headliner comes on stage, Fox said.

"Most of it really will depend on the weather, though," he said. "You can open the roof when it's 95 degrees if you want, but it's probably not in the best interest of the fan when air conditioning is available."

One thing is certain, Fox said: Opening the roof will be reserved for important occasions.

"If someone is having a 20-person wedding reception and they want the roof open, it's not going to happen," he said. "It's not a toy."

 


CLUB SEATS
THE BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE

Lucas Oil Stadium Club Seats are perfect for fans who want to see all the action from optimal sightlines while enjoying the convenience and luxury of Club Lounges available before, during and after games.

Featuring two levels of Club Seating on each side of Lucas Oil Stadium, all Club Seats are located between the 20-yard lines, guaranteeing a great view of the game.

Club Seat Amneities and Privileges

  • Prime seat locations

  • Upscale, padded 21” seats
  • Extra leg room between rows
  • Access to four Club Lounges
  • Private entrance into the Club Lounges
  • Upscale dining options in the Club Lounges
  • Discounts at the Colts Pro Shop
  • Option to purchase reserved parking for all 10 games

  • 2 – 5 seats: One parking pass

  • 6 – 9 seats: Two parking passes
  • 10 or more seats: Three parking passes

  • Opportunity to be selected for pre-game field visits

CLUB SEAT AGREEMENT

To become a Lucas Oil Stadium Club Seat holder you must sign a three or five-year Club Seat Agreement. This is NOT a PSL (personal seat license).

The Club Seat Agreement isin place to provide Club Seat holders with long-term pricing guarantees on their seats. By requiring multi-year commitments from our Club Seat holders, we have the flexibility to limit or eliminate Club Seat price increases. If you choose the five-year agreement, your price will not increase for the first three seasons. Once Club Seats are assigned, you will receive a Club Seat Agreement with your Lucas Oil Stadium seat locations. At that time, you can choose between the three and five-year agreement.

*These prices represent the MAXIMUM increase.  Club Seat prices will increase between 0-3% annually at the discretion of the Colts or as details in the Club Seat Agreement.

 

INDY’S HOTTEST CLUBS

The four expansive Club Lounges will cover over 62,000 square feet. Escalators will connect the lower and mid-deck Club Lounges on each side of the stadium. The Club Lounges will offer expanded menus with upscale selections. Approximately 100 HD flat screen televisions will provide NFL Sunday Ticket, broadcast and in-stadium programming.

Full service bars will offer more options.

 

LUCAS OIL STADIUM  SUITES

Many suites have been sold. Of 86 suite-holders at the RCA Dome, 81 have signed contracts for Lucas Oil Stadium, which is set to open in 2008.


ROBERT SCHEER / THE STAR

Lucas Oil Stadium offers 137 luxury suites for lease, including 8 field suites that offer a unique opportunity to see the game up close and personal, as well as 12 super suites.  In addition, the Quarterback Suite offers 200 seats for a unique shared suite experience.

Suite holders receive Indianapolis Colts season tickets, VIP parking, first option to purchase tickets to most Lucas Oil Stadium public events, and access to private suite level concourses as well as club lounges.

All suites are equipped with leather armchairs, bar stools, elegant furnishings, and flat screen televisions complete with NFL Sunday Ticket and game statistics provided via video network.  Inside you will also have the ability to select press, public address, radio, television and auxiliary audio feeds.  Seating capacities within the various suites range from 8 -72 guests.  Restrooms for Suite Level are conveniently located on each level.

Delicious food and beverage selections are delivered directly to each suite by Centerplate, exclusive caterer of Lucas Oil Stadium.

Located on the upper and lower levels, Luxury Suites offer sideline and end zone viewing.  These spacious suites feature a traditional suite environment, with enhanced comfort and convenience.  

Annual costs run from $40,000 for the smallest mini-suite to as much as $235,000 for one of the premium luxury suites.

Schwartzkopf and other designers built the rooms around a blue theme, then focused on what she described as complementary walls and fixtures. They selected seating and furniture for maximum comfort, she said.

Greg Hylton, Colts vice president for premium seating and ticket sales, said returning suite-holders will immediately notice the new layout. A back kitchen and island area, a middle lounge area and the front seating area overlooking the field.

"The biggest thing is the size. The suites are bigger," he said.

Carpeting, furniture and artwork will draw out Colts blue; one of the carpet designs under consideration has Colts horseshoes incorporated into it.

"If someone brought you in blindfolded and you opened your eyes, we want you to know you're in a Colts suite," Hylton said. "We want to have a real Colts feel to it."

Other amenities include: 

  • An average of  21 seats (16 theater style fixed seats and 5 bar stools)

  • 22" wide premium seats;  36" space between rows

  • Four plush, faux leather lounge chairs, two upscale side tables and one coffee table

  • Three 32" flat screen DLP HDTVs mounted in the suite lounge

  • One 32" DLP HDTV mounted in the seating area

  • Average suite size 491 square feet

Closer look at the Lucas Oil Stadium suites

The stadium suites may be the best seats in the house. They are most certainly the most expensive.

There are five kinds of suites, some so private that they seat only eight, to one big enough for 200 cheering fans.

The quarterback suite will set you back $4,000 per season ticket. Then there are the top dollar super suites at midfield: $235,000 per season.

The Colts say they want the suites to convey contemporary luxury. You'll also see lots of blue, even a horseshoe bar in the designs plus flat screen TVs.

The Irsay family suit is certainly on a larger scale. While you look at the owner's suite, keep in mind that there were 104 suites at the RCA Dome compared to 140 here. Food and drink are included.

All of the suites are spoken for. They are leased through the 2013 season.  

Here are a few specifics of each suite:

Luxury Suites   Field level Suites   Super Suites   Mini Suites   Quarterback Suites

Luxury Suites

Where: Second and third levels, with sideline and end-zone views.

Annual cost: $74,500 and up.

Number of suites: 64 on lower-suite deck, 34 on upper-suite deck.

Number of seats: 21; 16 22-inch-wide theater-style and five bar stools.

Average size: 491 square feet.

Electronics: Three 32-inch flat-screen TVs in lounge, one 32-inch TV in seating area.


Field level Suites

Where: All on the field, 20 feet from the end zone.

Annual cost: $90,000.

Number of suites: Eight.

Number of seats:
21; 16 22-inch-wide theater-style and five bar stools.
22" wide premium seats; 36" space between rows

Average size: 483 square feet.

Electronics:
Three 32" flat screen DLP HDTVs mounted in the suite lounge
One 32" DLP HDTV mounted in the seating area

Super Suites

Where: At midfield, second level. Largest of all the suites.

Annual cost: Up to $235,000.

Number of suites: 10.

Number of seats: 24 to 36 theater-style fixed seats and 8 to 12 bar stools.
24" wide premium seats; 36" space between rows
Four plush, faux leather sofa chairs, 6 upscale side tables and 1 coffee table

Average size: 948 square feet.

Electronics: One 50" plasma television and televisions between each seat, so a single play or replay will not be missed
One 50" and five 32" flat screen DLP HDTVs 
13" flat screen DLP HDTVs mounted in seating side tables

Private restroom located inside the suite

Mini Suites

Where:  located on the upper and lower levels of Lucas Oil Stadium.

Annual cost: $40,000.

Number of suites: Six on lower level, 20 on upper level.

Number of seats: Eight (six 22-inch-wide theater-style and two bar stools)
22" wide premium seats; 36" space between rows

Average size: 136 square feet.

Electronics:
One 32" flat screen DLP HDTV mounted in suite lounge area
One 32" DLP HDTV mounted in seating area

Quarterback Suites

What: A single, shared suite for holders of up to eight season tickets (sold in pairs). Food and drink are included:
Game day buffet provided
Beer and soft drinks provided
Cash bar available

The 200 seat Quarterback Suite enables you to enjoy the benefits of watching a game at suite level and still have the ability to network with other top companies.

Cost: $3,750 to $4,000 per ticket.

Number of seats: 160 22-inch-wide seats; two rows of fixed seating.

Size: 8,277 square feet.

Electronics: One big-screen TV at each end of common area; Over 15 32" flat screen DLP HDTVs

The Quarterback Suite is available for private events by contacting Lucas Oil Stadium Sales Manager, at 317-262-8600.

The Indianapolis Colts retain a limited number of suites which are sold on a game-by-game basis.  If you or a company you know is interested in joining the single game suite waiting list, please contact the Colts at 317-297-2658 for additional information.


East & West Club Lounges

Both the east and west club lounges lend themselves to host a multitude of events.  From wedding receptions to formal dinners to business meetings, the Club Lounges are very versatile.  East and West Club Lounges are each two-level with internal escalators, elevators, and stairs connecting the two levels.  With nearly 30,000 square feet in each club lounge, full service bars, upscale concessions, dedicated restrooms, numerous HD flat screen TV's and video wall, an integrated audio system, and easy access from the main parking lot, the Club Lounges offer you a plethora of options!


  Lucas Oil Plaza

Approximately 30,000 square feet of WOW!  That's what you'll say when you see it for the first time.

The North atrium area of the stadium is the Lucas Oil Plaza. It highlights the Lucas Oil racing history and diversity. Fans can see cars and other racing props on display. Some Lucas Oil drivers are expected to make appearances at the plaza during special events. Forrest Lucas says the plaza and the stadium are prime spots to advertise his company and commitment to Indiana.

You can't miss the giant window wall that takes up the stadium's north side.  It's 244 feet long and 88 feet high - the widest operable glass doors in the world. When the window is open - or closed - fans can see a spectacular view of the city's downtown. It takes about three minutes for the six glass panels' to move along rails to open and reveal the skyline.

Lucas Oil Plaza is located on the north end of street level. It is best suited for banquet style dinners and receptions, finished with a décor to match the buildings name sake, Lucas Oil. It offers access to meeting rooms located on event level via elevator, escalator, and stairs. Lucas Oil Plaza comes outfitted with access to electricity and has a horseshoe shaped stage in the center, which can be used by entertainment or a speaker.

The Bud Light Zone

Placed at the foot of the "picture window", the Bud Light Zone is located on the north end of Terrace Level and has the best view in the house.  It is 12,500 square feet of an incredible view of downtown on one side, and the field on the other.

Lucas Oil Stadium to Feature State of the Art Scoreboards

There's a lot about Lucas Oil Stadium that's bigger, better and more state of the art than much of what has come before.

That's true of the scoreboards, too.


Provided by Daktronics Inc.

The Colts' biggest plays will look even bigger next season, with picture quality among the best in the NFL.

That's because the Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority unanimously approved an $11.4 million deal for two huge high-definition scoreboards at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Consisting of three screens each, the 97-foot-wide-by-nearly-53-foot-high scoreboards will hang in the northwest and southeast corners of the building. At least one of the scoreboards will be viewable from every seat, and the three-screen format will provide unique versatility of messaging.

Each will feature a single 97-foot-wide-by-37-foot-high screen, five times larger than the scoreboard in the RCA Dome. The two other screens, positioned on top of the main screen, will measure 24 feet wide by nearly 16 feet high. They will be separated by the stadium nameplate and advertisements.

In the NFL, only the Pittsburgh Steelers can claim a similar system, said Bo Ivers, sales manager for World leader Daktronics, which won the bid, , however, the Lucas stadium scoreboards will be the largest to use the Daktronics high-definition technology.

The smaller screens, which will display game statistics, are an improvement requested by the Colts.

The upgrades make the contract about $2.5 million higher than budgeted. About $1.75 million of the cost will be covered by the Colts, with the rest financed by project contingency funds.

The contract also includes 1,700 feet of ribbon board, LED displays that will be at the second tier of the stadium. These screens will display game statistics and advertisements.

The stadium will also feature about 1,100 additional flat-screen TVs and monitors in concourses and suites so that fans can see the action on the field no matter where they are.

Major installation of the screens will be complete by July 4 and the system should be operational by the stadium's opening in mid-August.

The building is also being wired with miles of fiber optics and other infrastructure that could allow the city and Colts to add new technology in the future.


LUCAS OIL STADIUM CORPORATE SPONSORS

These are the corporate partners announced as of December 11, 2007 for Lucas Oil Stadium:

Advantage Health Solutions: upper and lower west club level naming rights.

AirTran: Northwest corner naming rights.

Baker & Daniels: Upper and lower east club level naming rights.

Clarian Health Partners: Southeast corner naming rights.

hhgregg: South gate entrance naming rights, including a 26,000-square-foot interactive fan area. The exclusive supplier of electronics and appliances to the Colts.

Huntington Bank: West gate naming rights. Official bank of the Colts.

Lucas Oil Products: Stadium naming rights. Naming rights to the north gate.

ProLiance Energy: Lower suite-level naming rights.

LUCAS OIL STADIUM PROJECT FACT SHEET

Location   Description   Purposes  
Developers
Architect   Construction Manager
Financing  
Benefits
The Colts get   The city gets

Owner / (Management): Indianapolis Capital Improvement Board, Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority

Operator: Marion County

Name: Lucas Oil Stadium

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Tenant: Indianapolis Colts

Seating Capacity: 63,000 (configurable to 75,000)

Surface:  Fieldturf  (The playing surface for football will be 94,000 square feet of Fieldturf, an artificial playing surface the Indianapolis Colts play on now in the RCA Dome. Twenty-two of the NFL's 32 teams use Fieldturf at their stadiums or their practice facilities).

Ground Breaking: September 20, 2005

Construction Began: August 2005

Opening: August 2008

Cost: $625 Million  update June 2007

Architect: HKS Sports & Entertainment Group

Seat Style: Seats will be blue plastic and have armrests and cup holders mounted between each seat. They are about one inch wider than the RCA Dome seats and have two more inches of legroom.

Club Seats: About 7,100 seats are available on the lower and midlevel seating decks. There will be access to a private club lounge with bars, video walls and sound piped into the restrooms. Seats will be padded, be one inch wider and have two more inches of legroom than the regular seats.

Suites:

MINI: 26 mini suites on two levels. They will seat eight. Price: $40,000.

LUXURY: 98 luxury suites on two levels. They will seat 21. Price: $74,500 and up.

FIELD: Eight field suites, 10 feet from the end zone, will seat 21. Price: $90,000.

Parking: 3,000 surface parking spaces, including a 200-space secure parking lot for coaches and players  Sept. 26, 2007 update

 


Location

Indianapolis, Indiana - on a downtown site bounded on the north by South Street, on the east by Capitol Avenue, on the south by McCarty Street, and on the west by Missouri Street.

Description

A seven-level stadium with a retractable roof seating 63,000 for football. It can be reconfigured to seat 70,000 or more for NCAA basketball and football and concerts. It will cover 1.8 million square feet (over twice the size of Conseco Fieldhouse) with 140-150 suites. It will replace the RCA Dome, a tri-level domed stadium seating 57,800 for football with 104 suites.

Purposes

The multi-purpose stadium will be home to the NFL Indianapolis Colts, host NCAA Final Four men's and women's basketball games, and be used for major conventions, trade shows and events such as the annual Indiana Black Expo and Circle City Classic.

LUCAS OIL STADIUM WILL BE STATE FINALS VENUE FOR 2009

Location, location, location was the IHSAA reasoning behind the selection of the new Lucas Oil Stadium as the venue for the girls basketball state finals in 2009. "Being the capitol city and centrally located in the state makes Indianapolis the ideal location for state championships," IHSAA Commissioner Blake Ress said. As mentioned previously here, the IHSAA was searching for a new girls basketball finals home after the new agreement between the Big Ten women's basketball tournament and Conseco Fieldhouse no longer allowed for the one-day break in the B10 tournament for the IHSAA finals. The $675 million Lucas Oil Stadium, which is currently under construction as the new home for the Indianapolis Colts, will be overkill in terms of seating for the girls state finals. With 70,000 seats in its basketball configuration, there will be no worries about sellouts for any IHSAA basketball event.

Read More Info here


Developer

The Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority ("the Authority"), a group of civic and business leaders appointed by the Governor of Indiana and the Mayor of Indianapolis. The Authority is chaired by David R. Frick. Its Executive Director is John P. Klipsch.


Architect

The stadium is designed by HKS of Dallas, Texas, with significant assistance from local design firms such as A2S04 and Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf of Indianapolis and other Indiana design and engineering consultants.


Construction Timetable

 Phase

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated Completion Date

 Excavation, Site Clearing, Groundbreaking

September 2005

Winter 2006 

 FoundationWork

Winter 2005

Summer 2006 

 CIP Superstructure

Spring 2006

Summer 2007 

 Exterior Skin 

Summer 2006

Late Winter 2007
or
Early 2008 

 Roof Structure

Fall 2006

Fall 2007

 Lower Bowl Precast Seating

Fall 2007

Late Winter 2007 

 Projected Substantial Completion

September 2005

August 2008


Construction Manager

The construction manager is the Hunt Construction Group, Inc., of Indianapolis, assisted by the local firms of Smoot Construction and Mezzetta Construction. The project will be constructed by dozens of trade contractors, mostly from Central Indiana.

Financing

The estimated stadium cost is $699.2million-$719.6million. It is being financed with funds raised jointly by the State of Indiana and the City of Indianapolis, with the Indianapolis Colts providing $100 million. Marion County has raised taxes for food and beverage sales, auto excise taxes, innkeeper's taxes and admission taxes for its share of the costs. Meanwhile, a small increase in food and beverage taxes in six "donut' counties and the sale of Colts license plates completes the total.

Construction of Lucas Oil Stadium and the expansion of the Indiana Convention Center are considered one project, so financing is lumped together. The budget for the stadium is $675 million, and the convention center is expected to cost $275 million, for a total price tag of $950 million. Once financing charges and interest are factored in, however, the cost rises to $1.8 billion. The debt is expected to be paid off in 2040.

Here's a breakdown of where public funds are coming from:

  • 45 percent -- 1 percent increase in the Marion County food and beverage tax.

  • 22 percent -- 3 percent increase in the Marion County hotel tax.
  • 14 percent -- Revenue from the existing professional sports development area tax being diverted to the project.
  • 6 percent -- 1 percent increase in the ticket tax at sporting venues.
  • 6 percent -- 1 percent restaurant tax in six neighboring counties.
  • 5 percent -- 2 percent increase in the Marion County car rental tax.
  • 1 percent -- Revenue from the sale of Colts license plates.

Note: Percentages do not total 100 because of rounding.

Benefits

In addition to retaining the NFL Colts in Indianapolis through a new long-term contract, the new stadium - upon completion - will pave the way for another expansion of the Indiana Convention Center. Taken together, these projects are expected to create $2.25 billion in economic benefit to Central Indiana in 10 years and create some 4,200 new permanent jobs, as well as 4,900 construction jobs during the life of the projects.

Construction Facts

130,000 cubic yards of cast-in-place concrete

16,000 tons of steel 

700 pieces of structural precast concrete 

1,440 pieces of architectural precast

9,100 pieces of exterior glass 

The Colts get:

  • A new home for the Indianapolis Colts

  • Makes Indianapolis eligible to bid for the chance to host a Super Bowl (potential economic impact of $286,000,000)
  • $121.5 million from 20-year naming rights deal with Lucas Oil
  • $48 million from the city of Indianapolis as an early termination fee for the RCA Dome lease, which the team will use toward its $100 million contribution to the stadium project.
  • $7 million a year in suite revenues, or $210 million over the life of the lease.
  • All game-day revenue. The city is responsible for stadium operating and maintenance costs, including game-day expenses.
  • Half of all revenue from non-Colts events, up to $3.5 million a year


The city gets:

  • The Capital Improvement Board gets $250,000 in annual rent from the Colts.

  • The Colts are required to play all home games in the new stadium until 2034.
  • The Colts are forbidden from playing home games elsewhere or negotiating relocation.
  • Expansion of the Indiana Convention Center
  • Adds as many as 28 major conventions and trade shows 
  • Creates 2,700 additional jobs 
  • Produces as much as $165 million in new sales and economic activity per year
  • New Multi-Purpose Stadium 
  • 40 year deal with the NCAA allowing for the hosting of the Men's and Women's Final Four, regional games, and 1st and 2nd round games
  • Major collegiate athletic events such as the Circle City Classic and IHSAA state football championship games
  • Makes Indianapolis eligible to bid for the chance to host a Super Bowl (potential economic impact of $286,000,000)
  • Like the existing RCA Dome, the Indiana Stadium will be an integral part of the Indiana Convention Center
  • Nearly 10,000 jobs created from both projects 
  • 4,200 permanent jobs 
  • 4,900 construction jobs 
  • Estimated $2,250,000,000 added to the state and regional economy during the first 10 years both facilities are up and running
  • Keeps Indianapolis as one of the top convention and tradeshow destinations in America

What's in it for Lucas?

Here's what Lucas Oil Products gets from a $121.5 million, 20-year naming-rights agreement with the Indianapolis Colts:

  • Exposure: The company's name on each side of the stadium and on the roof.

Under Forrest Lucas' deal with the Colts, "Lucas Oil Stadium" will grace each side of the building and the roof, and will be visible to the millions of motorists who cross I-70 just south of Downtown.

  • Exhibit space: The north entrance of the stadium will be the "Lucas Oil" entrance, and the indoor plaza will feature its products in a "tasteful display and exhibit."

  • Logos: Two 3-D Lucas Oil logos will be on the stadium's second level at the 50-yard line.
  • Cupholders: Logo will be on each cupholder of the stadium's 63,000 seats.
  • Uniforms: Logo will be on stadium employee uniforms and concession stand menu boards.

Source: Naming-rights agreement

Paying up

Lucas Oil Products will start making regular payments to the Indianapolis Colts toward the 20-year, $121.5 million naming rights deal in 2008. The company will pay $2 million in 2006 or whenever the agreement is signed.

 Here's a breakdown of the other payments:

2008: $5 million.
2009: $5.1 million.
2010: $5.2 million.
2011: $5.3 million.
2012: $5.4 million.
2013: $5.5 million
2014: $5.6 million.
2015: $5.7 million.
2016: $5.9 million.
2017: $6.0 million.
2018: $6.1 million.
2019: $6.2 million.
2020: $6.3 million.
2021: $6.5 million.
2022 to 2027: $6.6 million annually.

COMPARISON OF LUCAS OIL STADIUM and RCA DOME

The new stadium will be bigger and better than the RCA Dome in many ways. Here are just a few:

Size: About 12 acres, or 522,720 square feet compared to the RCA Dome's stadium building area of 7.25 acres, or about 315,810 square feet.

Seats: 63,000 seats, including 7,100 club seats, compared to 57,890 seats in the RCA Dome and about 5,000 club seats.

Suites: 140 to 150 suites, compared to the RCA Dome's 104.

Concession stands: 60, compared to the 38 temporary and 26 permanent in the Dome.

Escalators: 10 to 13, compared to zero.

RCA Dome

  • Size: 1 million square feet; 7.25 acres.

  • Four levels
  • Domed roof
  • Typical width of public concourse: 15 feet
  • 665 toilet fixtures
  • 30 permanent concession stands; 50 portable
  • 6 public elevators; no escalators
  • Corporate suites: 104
  • Seating for football: 57,965
  • Average seat width: 19 inches
  • Distance between rows: 31 inches

Lucas Oil Stadium

  • Size: 1.8 million square feet; 12 acres

  • Seven levels
  • Retractable roof
  • Typical width of public concourse: 30 feet
  • 1,200 toilet fixtures, 700 urinals and 800 lavatories (public areas)
  • 58 permanent concession stands; 90 portable stands11 elevators; 14 escalators
  • Corporate suites - 142
  • Seating for football - 63,000 (can be reconfigured to seat 70,000)
  • Average seat width: 20 to 21 inches
  • Distance between rows: 33-35 inches

 


Q&A

Questions about directions and parking
Questions about special needs
Questions about tickets
Questions about the facility
Questions about exhibiting
Questions about tours
Other


How do I get to the loading dock?

The Loading Dock is located on the west side of the facility, off of Missouri Street. 
Refer to our driving directions page for directions.

 

Where should I park?

Approximately 9,000 parking spaces in surface lots and parking garages immediately surround our facility. An additional 40,000 parking spaces are within a ten-block area. Arrangements for specialty and long-term parking can be made through Denison Parking at 317.636.8552 or jallsupconseco@denisonparking.com.

 Please visit our parking information page to view the most convenient parking for your event.

 

How much does it cost to park?

Depending upon the event, parking charges can range from $5.00 to $20.00. All parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please visit our parking information page to view the most convenient parking for your event.
A list of Garages in the area of Lucas Oil Stadium are provided

 

Where can I park my RV?

The Indiana State Fairgrounds Campsites, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, is approximately 6 miles from the facility and open year-round.  Amenities include paved pads, water and sewer hook-ups, 30-amp service, pay phones, picnic shelter, and playground.  It is fully accessible to those with special needs.  Call 317.927.7510 for more information.

Lake Haven Retreat, 1951 West Edgewood Avenue, Indianapolis, approximately 7 miles from the facility, is a full service campground with daily, weekly, and monthly rates.  Sitting on 20 acres, the retreat has a lake stocked for fishing, restroom, shower, and laundry facilities, wireless and high-speed internet connections.  
 Call 317.807.2267 or visit www.lakehavenretreat.com for more information.

Services for Persons with Disabilities
Can the facility accommodate persons with special needs?

Lucas Oil Stadium, a seven-level stadium, is a fully accessible facility.  All entrances into the stadium, as well as all levels of the stadium, are fully accessible via ramps, elevators and escalators. Accommodations for persons with disabilities include family restrooms, accessible ticket and concession counters, first-come first-serve designated parking, assisted listening devices, and wheelchair availability. Assistive animals are also welcome in our facility for our guests.  

Please visit our Guests with Disabilities page for a comprehensive summary of services available.

Accessibility Maps

Street Level
Club Loge Level
Terrace Level

 

Do you have portable ADA hearing impaired systems available for client use?

All Lucas Oil Stadium events have hearing-enhancement devices available.
Please check with LOS Guest Services for assistance.

What type of payments does the Ticket Office accept?

For most events, the Ticket Office accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, or American Express. Checks or money orders, made out to the Lucas Oil Stadium Ticket Office, are accepted only through the mail and up to two weeks prior to the event. The Indianapolis Colts do not accept checks as a method of payment.  The Ticket Office only accepts cash as a method of payment for events that are sold at the door only on the day of the event.  Signs above the windows indicate what type payment is accepted at that window.
Some windows are “cash only.”

 

Does the Ticket Office accept phone or Internet orders?

Most events do accept phone and Internet orders. However, the orders are taken through TicketMaster.
You may reach TicketMaster at 317.239.5151 or by going to their website at www.ticketmaster.com.

 

Does the Ticket Office accept mail orders?

Mail orders are accepted up to two weeks before the event.  There is a handling fee of $5.00 per order. Please include your name, address, daytime phone number, and pertinent event information (i.e. name of event, number of tickets, accessible needs) in your mail order.  Any mail order that cannot be processed will be returned along with a form explaining why your order could not be processed.

 

What are the Ticket Office hours?

Regular business hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
The Ticket Office adjusts its hours on event days and is open as the event warrants.

 

Does Lucas Oil Stadium accept Will-Call from the public?

Lucas Oil Stadium does have Will-Call tickets that customers order through TicketMaster by telephone or online. However, Will-Call is not accepted from the general public.

 

Where is the Ticket Office located?

The Lucas Oil Stadium Ticket Office is located on street level, at the southeast corner of the stadium along Capitol Avenue.

Does Lucas Oil Stadium have a business center?

The Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium Business Center, in partnership with IKON Office Solutions, is located on the first floor of the Indiana Convention Center in the Capitol Avenue Lobby, directly across from Meeting Room 116.

Limited services include:

1. Black and White Copy Services.
2. Color Copy Services.
3. Large Format - Color and Black and White.
4. Document Finishing / Binding.
5. Fax Services.
6. Copier Rental.
7. Facsimile Rental.
8. Basic Office Supplies.
9. Shipping.

 

Does the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium have Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs)?

ATMs are conveniently located on the first level of the Indiana Convention Center, in the Maryland Food Court and between Room 116 and the 500 Ballroom Reception Room. In Lucas Oil Stadium, ATMs are located throughout the facility for your use.

 

Does Lucas Oil Stadium have a U.S. Mail drop box?

A mail drop box is located on the first level of the Indiana Convention Center, between Room 116 and the 500 Ballroom Reception Room. Should you require more comprehensive services, the main branch of the United States Post Office is located just a short, two-block walk south of the Convention Center, and directly across the street from Lucas Oil Stadium.

 

What time does the facility open and close?

The time frame for closing and opening of the convention center is event-dependent. Rule of thumb in the convention center for lock down in the evening is approximately 11:00 p.m. and re-opening in the morning at approximately 6:00 a.m.  Opening and closing of Lucas Oil Stadium is based on the event schedule.

 

Is there a restaurant in the facility?

No. 
However, food courts in the Indiana Convention Center, offering various food choices, open during many events. The Convention Center is also connected via walkway to several nearby hotels and the Circle Centre shopping and entertainment complex, offering a wide-range of dining selections. Lucas Oil Stadium is just a short walk from nearby hotels and the Circle Centre shopping and entertainment complex.

 

May I bring food and beverage items into the facility?

Centerplate has exclusive food and beverage distribution rights within the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium. Sample sized items – beverages, limited to a 2 ounce container, and food items, limited to "bite sized," are permitted with the written consent of the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium and Centerplate management.

 

Does the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium have any exclusive contracts?

 

Currently, exclusive contracts are held by

•  Centerplate (food service and novelties management)
•  Contemporary Services Corp. (stadium security)
•  Protection Plus, Inc. (armed security)
•  Clarian Health Partners, Inc. (emergency medical services)
•  Denison Parking (parking lot management)
•  Smart City Networks (Internet services).

 

May I bring an umbrella into Lucas Oil Stadium?

Yes, umbrellas are allowed into the building. However, for the protection of our fans, the following items are not permitted in Lucas Oil Stadium and cannot be stored by Lucas Oil Stadium personnel:

•  Weapons or fireworks;
•  Any object that can be used as a missile;
•  Poles/sticks of any kind;
•  Containers, bottles, cans, liquid containers and coolers (except for guests with special medical or dietary needs);
•  Food not dispensed by Lucas Oil Stadium concessionaire;
•  Objects that obstruct another guest’s view of the playing surface;
•  Horns, whistles, boom boxes and/or other noisemakers;
•  Animals (except assistive animals for guests with disabilities);
•  Anything that creates a nuisance or disruption.

Patrons are subject to visual inspection of person, parcels, bags, containers and/or clothing capable of concealing prohibited items. Guests may refuse inspections, however management reserves the right to refuse entry.

 

Can I purchase beer/alcoholic beverages during Lucas Oil Stadium events?

The management of Lucas Oil Stadium, along with Centerplate Catering, promotes the responsible consumption of alcohol.  During most public events in Lucas Oil Stadium, the sales of beer and alcoholic beverages will be offered to guests of legal age.  Indiana State Law prohibits the sale of alcohol to any person under the age of 21.  All guests who appear younger than 30 years of age will be required to show proper identification and proof of age when purchasing alcoholic beverages.  Starting times and/or days of events may prohibit the sale of alcohol in Lucas Oil Stadium.  Some events prohibit the sale of alcohol.

Guests may not bring alcohol from outside sources into the stadium or take any alcohol with them upon exiting the ticket-taking checkpoint.  The purchase limit may be reduced and sales may be discontinued at any time at the discretion of Lucas Oil Stadium management.

Guests will not be allowed to enter Lucas Oil Stadium if they are visibly intoxicated. Drunk and disorderly behavior will result in ejection from the stadium without refund.  A limit of two beers/alcoholic beverages sold per transaction will be enforced. 

 

Is smoking allowed in Lucas Oil Stadium?

Lucas Oil Stadium, including exterior balconies, is a smoke-free facility, per City-County General Ordinance No. 44 Sec. 616-201, effective March 1, 2006. Smoking is prohibited in any enclosed public place, including the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium. Smoking is permitted outside, up to the exterior ticketing checkpoints. A pass-out may be required for some events.

 

Where is the Administrative Office located in Lucas Oil Stadium?

The entrance to Lucas Oil Stadium Administrative Offices are located just south of the Team Store entrance, directly across from the Post Office on Capitol Avenue.

 

How can I get a copy of the Pre-Qualified Exhibitor-Appointed Contractor, and the Pre-Qualified Decorator, and Pre-Qualified Security Firms lists?

Click here to view the Pre-Qualified Decorator list.

Click here to view the Pre-Qualified Exhibitor-Appointed Contractor list.

Click here to view the Pre-Qualified Security Firms List.

 

I plan small events for 50 people and under. Can the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium accommodate this smaller size meeting?

Small groups receive the same attention as the larger conventions. Meetings come in all sizes and so do our 48 meeting rooms. You’ll find 36 in the Convention Center and 12 in Lucas Oil Stadium.

 

Does the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium accept freight?

Due to space restrictions, we cannot accept freight shipments. All shipments made directly to the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium on a move-in day for an exhibit hall must be routed to the attention of the decorator and directed to the proper dock location.  The Indiana Convention Center docks are located on the west side of the facility.  For Lucas Oil Stadium, use the Missouri Street dock on the west side of the facility. Materials to be used in meeting rooms should be sent to a representative of either the event sponsor or the Official Exposition Service Contractor. Representatives MUST be present to receive all shipments.

 

May I bring helium balloons for my event or to my booth?

Helium tanks and helium balloons are NOT permitted in the facility.

 

May I use glitter, stickers or confetti for my event?

Glitter, stickers or confetti are NOT permitted in the facility.

 

May I hang signs for my event?

Facility personnel must handle anything attached to the facility.  You may not attach anything to the walls, fixtures or floors in or on the building. Arrangements should be made through your Event Coordinator.

 

Is the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium a union facility?

The Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium uses union labor exclusively to provide services to our clients. Please review the Policies and Procedures for a description of the different laborers. You should also discuss these questions with your Event Coordinator.

 

May I set up my own booth?

As an exhibitor, you are allowed to set up your own exhibit booth, as long as you use your own full-time employees (“FTE”). If you require assistance, other than your FTEs, in transporting your materials to your booth, you must use labor provided by your event's Pre-Qualified Decorator (“Decorator”). If you require labor to assist with the set-up/tear-down of your booth, you must use the labor provided by the event's Decorator. If your event does not have a Decorator, then you must contact your Event Coordinator from the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium, who will assist you in placing a labor order.

 

Can I make changes to my room set-up?

Changes to the initial room setup (within 30 days prior to move-in of the event) and all room turnovers will involve additional labor charges. This also applies when a room is turned over for a food function.

 

Do I need medical technicians during my event?

Medical personnel are required if 2,000 or more attendees are anticipated for an event. Clarian Health Partners, Inc. presently services the facility.

 

May I hire police officers for security during my event?

Please consult your Event Coordinator who will be glad to assist you with your security needs.

 

My event is open to the public and I want to sell my own tickets. Is this permissible?

Ticket prices of $5.00 or less may be sold through the client. All tickets above $5.00 that are sold to the public must be ordered, printed, disbursed, sold, refunded and controlled by the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium Ticket Office or its designated ticket agency, presently TicketMaster.

 NOTE: Advertising is NOT permitted prior to an executed contract with the convention center.

 

Are there tours of Lucas Oil Stadium?

Beginning Wednesday, October 1, 2008, our tour guides conduct public tours of Lucas Oil Stadium. The tour lasts approximately one hour and includes visits to the playing field, an NFL locker room, Lucas Oil Plaza, the Press Box, a suite, as well as numerous other areas not accessible to the general public.

 

When are public tours of Lucas Oil Stadium?

Public tours are available on Tuesday and Wednesday at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. Please note tour routes and times are subject to change based upon event schedules.

 

Is there a charge for Lucas Oil Stadium tours?

Public tour rates are as follows:

Adults - $7.00

Seniors (65+) - $5.00

Child (4-12 years of age) - $5.00

Child (3 & under) – Free (Must be accompanied by a paying adult)

 

Where do I purchase tickets for public tours of Lucas Oil Stadium?

Walk-up tour tickets may be purchased at the Colts Pro Shop the day of the tour.

 

Does Lucas Oil Stadium conduct private tours?

Private tours may also be scheduled if you have a group of 25 or more.  Please contact Guest Services at 317-262-8600, or by e-mail at tour@icclos.com, for more information on private tours.

 

As a vendor, how can I get a piece of the action by being allowed to sell my goods at the new stadium?

Inquiries in writing should be directed to the Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority at the following address:

Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority

425 W. South Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225

(317) 221-2890

http://in.gov/iscba

If your firm is interested in working on the Indiana Stadium or Convention Center Expansion, please send information about your organization to the address listed above.

 

Faced with other public funding priorities, should we not spend the money on these?

Earlier experience also tells us that if we weren't making these investments, there is no assurance that such funds would be available for other public purposes.

Neither the state nor the ISCBA has any role in determining the level of public safety personnel in Indianapolis, reductions of services or any other fiscal decisions that are the exclusive prerogative of the Mayor of Indianapolis and the City-County Council.

 

What agency is responsible for building the Stadium?  How is it being financed?

  The Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority is a state-authorized agency that derives the bulk of its revenue from the recent Marion County increases in food and beverage, auto rental, innkeepers and admissions taxes, plus higher food and beverage taxes in six other Central Indiana counties. It receives no funding from property taxes.

Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority

 

Why do we need to build a new stadium to help the Colts?

 The Indianapolis Colts believe they no longer can be financially competitive with other NFL teams in the RCA Dome. Relatively speaking, it has too few seats and too few corporate boxes. By not building a stadium that will allow the Colts to be in the middle of the NFL pack economically, we face the possibility that some other major urban area could make them a more attractive offer. Their relocation would have a disastrous effect on Central Indiana, both from an employment and public image perspective.

The new stadium will seat 63,000 for football games and have 140 to 150 corporate suites. Seating can be expanded to 70,000 for basketball, conventions, concerts, Super Bowl, etc. The RCA Dome seats only 57,965 for football games and has only 104 suites. The differences are significant from the standpoint of revenue potential.

Why does the new stadium need a retractable roof? The Bears and Packers play outdoors in cold weather. Why can't the Colts?

The stadium planners took into consideration several factors before concluding that a retractable roof would be a valuable feature. First, other cities around the country have been building stadiums with retractable roofs because of the increased flexibility for various types of events, including both football and baseball. These include Toronto, Phoenix, Seattle, Houston (two stadiums), Milwaukee, and Glendale, Ariz., for the football Cardinals.

Second, we heard numerous expressions from football fans that Colts games, when feasible, should be played in the open air, like all college games in Indiana. Just as many fans, however, said they would not attend without a closed roof to protect them in inclement weather. The current plan gives us the flexibility to go either way, a decision that surely will be made by the Colts on game days and by college or high school teams that might use the stadium.

Finally, we must remember that the new stadium is to be used on many days for non-football events - like conventions, trade show, exhibits, etc. An open air stadium without a roof would be useless for such events.

  INDIANA CONVENTION CENTER EXPANSION

Since its opening in 1972, there have been three major expansions of the Indiana Convention Center and now there's a new piece of downtown infrastructure being planned that will span about a quarter of a mile and cost more than $10 million.
*Lucas Oil Stadium and Convention Center combined.

Once the Lucas Oil Stadium is completed in the summer of 2008, the nearby RCA Dome will be demolished to make way for a $275 million expansion of the Indiana Convention Center, to be finished two years later. An enclosed walkway at street level is to connect the convention center with the new Lucas Oil Stadium, allowing large conventions and trade shows to spill over into the meeting and exhibition spaces built into the stadium and even the stadium floor itself. The new piece of enclosed connector system is key link in efforts to lure tourists, Super Bowl.

The Stadium Walkway will be built at street level along Capitol Avenue and connect to the soon-to-be expanded Indiana Convention Center. And it will duck underground at South Street and span another 50 yards or so before connecting to Lucas Oil Stadium.

Yet few area residents or business leaders are aware of the enclosed connector that will link the retractable-roof stadium to the expanded convention center.

When completed in 2010, the $275 million expansion, combined with the new Lucas Oil Stadium, will increase the amount of exhibition, meeting room, ballroom and pre-function space operated by the CIB from 725,000 square feet to more than 1.2 million square feet.

Exhibition space in the Convention Center will expand by 254,000 square feet. The combination of new and old Convention Center exhibit space will exceed 564,000 SF. Coupled with 183,000 SF of exhibit space that will be available in Lucas Oil Stadium, 747,000 SF of exhibit space will be available for events. The expansion also includes an additional 63,000 SF of meeting rooms. With meeting room space available in Lucas Oil Stadium, old and new meeting space will increase to a net total of 129,000 SF. An additional 103,000 SF of pre-function space is incorporated in the new design. The plan also allows for an enclosed street level connection from the Convention Center expansion to South Street and easy access to Lucas Oil Stadium.

Construction of the connector's first phase is to be completed by fall of 2008. It will tunnel under the north end of the stadium and South Street before ascending to an above-ground entry point on the northwest corner of South Street and Capitol Avenue.

Phase two, the above-ground portion of the project, will be completed along with the convention center expansion by September 2010.

Funding sources and the walk- way's appearance are still being determined. City officials are working to secure federal transportation funds that could cover a large chunk of its expense. The rest will likely come from the combined $900 million stadium and convention center expansion budget.

The Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority, along with officials from Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Inc. and Ratio Architects, are working on the design.

While there are still unresolved issues surrounding the project, its importance has never been questioned by project designers or city and state leaders.

"This has been seen as an absolute critical aspect since we first dreamed about this project," said Fred Glass, president of the Capital Improvement Board, which operates the Convention Center and will do likewise for the new stadium.

The indoor, climate-controlled connector will also link the stadium to numerous downtown hotels, restaurants and Circle Centre mall via the existing network of skywalks tied to the Convention Center. It will assure that Indianapolis maintains its status of having its stadium linked via indoor connector to more hotel rooms-3,086-than any other U.S. city. A proposed hotel at Pan Am Plaza would also be tied in, which would add another 1,000 rooms.

"Without this [connector], I think you could kiss any chance of luring the Super Bowl goodbye," said Marc Ganis, president of Sportscorp Ltd., a Chicago-based sports business consultancy. "And the NCAA had a strong interest in seeing this for their events as well."

But the connector's impact goes beyond sports. Organizers for several of the city's largest conventions, two of which have left Indianapolis in search of more convention space, have said having access to a convention center and stadium are paramount to their operating here.

The Convention Center expansion will add 254,000 square feet of exhibition space, for a total of 564,000 square feet. With the addition of Lucas Oil Stadium's 183,000 square feet, Indianapolis will rank 14th in the nation in convention capacity.

"There are lots of conventions that need the broad space of the stadium for additional exhibits or can use the facility for large assemblies," said Bob Schultz, spokesman for the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association. "The additional use of this facility makes our city so nimble."

Already, there are 57 conventions booked for 2008 and beyond that will use the new stadium and convention center, Schultz said.

"There's no question this is a big part of our success strategy," he said. "The connectivity of our facilities and their proximity to one another have been a major thrust of marketing our city."

"Indoor connections might not be such an issue in Miami or San Diego, but they're essential for a cold-weather climate like Indianapolis", Ganis said.

"But I know even warm-weather cities that would like to have a set-up like the one created in Indianapolis," he added.

There are still design issues to tackle and land to be obtained. Most of the land the connector will need is owned by The Maio Trust, Florida-based railroad company CSX Corp. and the city.

The elevated railroad tracks crossing Capitol Avenue north of South Street are among the obstacles. Designers had considered an elevated connector, but that would have been required to go 25 feet above the tracks.

"That would put it 50 feet in the air, and that just wasn't possible," said John Klipsch, executive director of the Stadium Authority.

So it was determined to put the connector at street level, between existing structures and the sidewalk.

"That's going to make it very visible, so suddenly aesthetics become very important," said Matt Stevens, president of Florida-based construction management consulting firm Stevens Construction Institute Inc., which isn't involved in the project.

Design work recently began in earnest, and aesthetics are not being overlooked, Klipsch said. 

"There's no doubt this part of the project has its challenges due to the location of the [railroad] tracks and utilities," Klipsch said. "It might be an afterthought to other people, but it hasn't been to anyone involved in the project."

In fact, the connector was a stipulation many state lawmakers sought before approving project funding.

"The connector is just one more element of this project that shows it's not just about football and the Indianapolis Colts," Glass said.

Taking the entire connector underground was ruled out due to the expense of moving earth and utilities. A moving conveyor system also was ruled out due to cost, Klipsch said.

There will be multiple entry points within the stadium and convention center and an additional entry point on the northwest corner of Capitol Avenue and South Street. Other entry points are under consideration. It is also being determined exactly where the connector will tie into the convention center.

Project planners are carefully weighing the aesthetics and cost of a project casual observers might think is pretty basic.

"You have to remember, the whole idea of this project-the stadium, convention center and the connection between them-is to draw people to the city," said Stevens, who recently published a book on construction management. "So you can't just throw up slabs of concrete and walls of steel. At the same time, you have to carefully balance the needs and wants of a project like this. It has the potential to become very expensive."

 

Convention Center Expansion Fact Sheet

Location

Indianapolis, Indiana -- on a downtown site bounded on the north by Maryland Avenue, on the west by West Street, on the east by Capitol Avenue and on the south by Lucas Oil Stadium.    

Description

A two-level addition that will provide 254,000 square feet of additional exhibit space, 63,000 square feet of meeting rooms, 103,000 square feet of pre-function and registration space and a three-story glass enclosed entry pavilion at the intersection of Capitol and Georgia Streets. The expansion also will include a completely enclosed connector between the Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium.

Purposes

The expansion is designed to keep Indianapolis competitive among its peer group of cities as a major site for conventions, exhibitions and other types of meetings. When completed, the $275 million expansion - coupled with Lucas Oil Stadium - will increase the amount space for convention/meeting uses from about 725,000 square feet to more than 1.2 million square feet.

Developer

The expansion is a project of the Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority (ISCBA), an agency created by the Indiana General Assembly. When completed, management of the facility will be assumed by the Capital Improvement Board of Managers of Marion County.

Architect

Ratio Architects is the lead architect for the project, assisted by BSA, LifeStructures, Blackburn Architects and Domain Architects. All four are headquartered in Indianapolis.

Contractor

Shiel Sexton Co. Inc. of Indianapolis and Powers & Sons Construction Company Inc. of Gary have formed a joint venture to be the Construction Manager on the project. 

Timetable

The expansion project will get under way in late 2008 upon completion of Lucas Oil Stadium and the demolition of the RCA Dome, scheduled for the Spring of 2008. Construction is targeted for completion in the fall of 2010.

    All Anticipated Bid Packages 
    Late 2007-Early 2008

    Logistics, Dome Demolition, Utility Relocation 
    Bids Late 2007

    Excavation, Concrete, Structural Steel, Vertical Conveyances
    Bids Early 2008

    Enclosure and Finish Scopes 
    Bids Spring 2008

    Anticipated Dome Demolition 
    Spring/Summer 2008

    New Construction Begins
    Fall 2008

    Convention Center Expansion Completion 
    August 2010

Financing

The project's $275 million cost is being financed with funds raised jointly by the State of Indiana and the City of Indianapolis through special taxes. Marion County has raised taxes for food and beverage sales, auto excise taxes, innkeeper's taxes and admission taxes for its share of the costs. A small increase in food and beverage taxes in six "donut" counties completes the total.

Benefits

The expansion is necessary to raise Indianapolis about 33rd to 16th place among America's major convention cities in meeting space available - and second only to Atlanta among its customary 13 peer cities. Combined with Lucas Oil Stadium, the projects are expected to generate $2.25 billion in economic benefits over 10 years and create about 4,200 new permanent jobs. The combined projects also are expected to generate about $26 million in new tax revenues over the same period.

 


About Lucas Oil Products

Lucas Oil Products is one of the fastest-growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry, featuring a line of oils, grease and problem-solving additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry.

What does Lucas Oil have to do with Indiana? 

Quite a bit. Although the fast-growing company is now headquartered in Corona, Cal., it is indeed an organization with powerful Indiana ties. Lucas Oil Owners, Forrest and Charlotte were each born in Indiana. The primary Lucas Oil production plant, which produces more than 70 percent of the company's product, is in Corydon, Indiana, a few hours south of Indianapolis. The Lucas' son, Morgan Lucas, is a professional Top Fuel Drag racer, whose shop is in Brownsburg, Ind. Lucas Oil Racing is an Indiana corporation. Lucas Cycling - also an Indiana corporation - also is located in Brownsburg. Lucas Oil also is involved in discussions to move its corporate headquarters to Indianapolis.

Lucas Oil is currently in the process of acquiring a Southern Indiana railroad to facilitate their plant.

Who Is Lucas?

Forrest Lucas spent 20 years as a truck driver and owner of a nationwide long-haul trucking fleet.  Mr. Lucas and his wife, Charlotte, are both Indiana natives, marrying in 1982 as Forrest was mixing his own engine additives for his fleet of trucks. Although the company moved to Corona, California, in 1986, Lucas Oil Products continues to operate a plant in Corydon, Indiana.  Forrest Lucas declares that he "will always be proud to be a Hoosier."

  • Started: 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, who owned a trucking business in Southern Indiana.

  • Location: Headquartered in Corona, Calif., with a manufacturing plant in Corydon.

  • Employees: 200.

  • Annual sales: Undisclosed.

  • Products: Oil stabilizers, octane boosters, fuel treatments, motor grease and lubricants.

  • Future products: Motor oil for cars, to be sold at Pep Boys and other auto retailers.

  • Naming rights: Speedways in California and Missouri, and Lucas Oil Stadium, home to the Indianapolis Colts.

  • Revenue: 40 percent growth over the past 10 years; 33 percent of revenue spent on marketing and advertising.

What's in it for Lucas?

  • Here's what Lucas Oil Products gets from a $121.5 million, 20-year naming-rights agreement with the Indianapolis Colts:

  • Exposure: The company's name on each side of the stadium and on the roof.

  • Exhibit space: The north entrance of the stadium will be the "Lucas Oil" entrance, and the indoor plaza will feature its products in a "tasteful display and exhibit."

  • Logos: Two 3-D Lucas Oil logos will be on the stadium's second level at the 50-yard line. The company logo will be on each cupholder in the stadium's 63,000 seats. The company logo will be on stadium employee uniforms and concession stand menu boards.

 
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