January 25, 2008
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Here are some photos of the new Lucas Oil Stadium shot during a tour on Jan. 24. I was a guest of the Concord Business Association.

Lucas Oil Stadium

Lucas Oil Stadium

Lucas Oil Stadium

Lucas Oil Stadium

Lucas Oil Stadium

Lucas Oil Stadium

  • Awesome!! It looks like a great place to have a Super Bowl!
  • Awesome!!!

    Looks like a great place to have a World Cup or US Basketball Championship!
  • Looking good! Too bad they not build it bigger. Might be the key factor to get a winning Super bowl bid.
  • Looking good! Too bad they not build it bigger.Might be the key factor to get a winning Super bowl bid.

    You're kidding.. right?

    Oh.. it's big! Check these pics out! http://www.pacersdigest.com/apache2-default/showthread.php?t=36125
  • Actually, i'm not kidding. Lucas Oil stadium capacity is only 63,000 (although it says expendable to 70,000). By default configuration that will only put it 3000 more then the current RCA dome.


    Comparison of NFL stadiums.
  • What a waste! I still don't understand why the Colts can't play in an outdoor stadium like real men (Bears, Packers, Steelers). It's just as easy to choke away the season in the cold, and it would've saved the taxpayers some money.
  • Kevin - I agree that football should be played outdoors, but keep this in mind: Had the city built a stadium with no roof, we probably would have lost the NCAA Final 4 and a number of conventions to other cities. By building a stadium with a retractable roof we get the best of both worlds.
  • Steve, actually the seating numbers you point to are wrong. Currently, the RCA DOME seats closer to 56,000. It USED to seat more prior to the reconfiguration several years ago for club seating.

    While the LOS will be expandable to meet the sating requirements for hosting the Super Bowl, the RCA Dome would never have been able to.
  • I guess number doesn't really matters, it's the perception that matters (and marketing) to sell NFL that we can host the super bowl. GO COLTS!

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