Deflating the Dome

October 22, 2007
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RCA DomeDemolition crews will begin letting air out of the RCA Dome as early as next spring. Deflating and removing the Dome's fabric roof is the first step of a five-month demolition process, which officials explained today at a meeting of the Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority. Crews will use traditional demolition methods, such as wrecking balls and bulldozers, to slowly raze the structure starting at the north end. Before demolition ends, other crews will begin work on a $275-million expansion of the Indiana Convention Center. The project requires the removal of about 250,000 tons of debris. The convention center expansion should open by Fall 2010.
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  • I only hope The Luc will be as loud as the Dome for Colts games.
  • Does anyone know if they will be selling pieces of the roof..
  • Fans will get to participate in a giant game of medicine ball before the roof is sliced-up. LOL
  • I bet they could make money selling pieces of the Dome
  • Seriously, they should sell small square sections of the roof with a blue horseshoe on it to help raise money for construction of the stadium or convention center. Or donate the money raised to charity.
  • Monsoon, Lucas Oil Stadium has a STEEL roof over the seating sections, over the whole thing if the lid's closed. Plus the world's biggest sliding-glass patio door on the northeast end. With all that hard surface, it'll be plenty loud.
  • Has Lucas Oil moved it's headquarters from California to Indiana yet?
  • Lucas Oil to stay in Corona

    According to The Business Press :

    A Corona motor oil company has decided to remain in town rather than move its headquarters to Indiana.

    It doesn't look like it's in the plans right now, said Robert E. Patison, executive vice president for Lucas Oil Products Inc. It's not out of the question, but it's not happening at this time.

    10:43 AM PDT on Monday, October 1, 2007

    By DARLA MARTIN TUCKER
    dtucker@ thebizpress.com
  • thanks thundermutt. I agree it will be loud when all closed-up.
    I'm worried about the loss of noise with the top down.
  • I never understood the fascination or necessity of making the new stadium retractable. Most teams prefer to have their roofs closed during big games so that the crowd noise is louder. I have a feeling the Colts will want to do the same.

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