Irsay donates $1M to Indianapolis Zoo for welcome center

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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Sunday a $1 million donation to the Indianapolis Zoo to fund the construction of an entry plaza for visitors.

To be named the Indianapolis Colts Welcome Center Plaza, the area will include a visitors center housing ticketing functions, restrooms, stroller rental and other amenities for guests, according to the zoo.

The Welcome Center is already under construction and is scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend, 2023.

“The Indianapolis Colts Plaza will be a welcoming and exciting prelude to a brand-new entry experience for our more than 1.2 million yearly guests,” said Rob Shumaker, Indianapolis Zoo president and CEO, in a media release. “We are grateful to the Colts and the Irsay family for their generous gift.

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4 thoughts on “Irsay donates $1M to Indianapolis Zoo for welcome center

    1. Do you think the same about his other donations to organizations that support children and culture??? You need to go have a coke and a smile somewhere

  1. While I may believe we gave up too much in our deal for the Stadium, the deal has been made. Get over it. Thank you to Mr. Irsay and thank you to the Colts for this additional investment in our City.