As part of the deal, the West Club at the stadium will be renamed the WynnBet Club—a 21-and-up sports bar on the club level.
College football championship organizers prepare for kickoff
IBJ sat down with leaders of College Football Playoff Inc. and members of the local host committee to discuss the preparations underway to make the January game a reality.Read More
Big Ten could rotate football championship after 11 years in Indy
League Commissioner Kevin Warren said last week that the Big Ten expects to open hosting duties up to other cities and venues within the conference footprint.Read More
From Ethiopia to Indy, Lucas Oil Stadium chef set for Madness
If you picture hotdogs and popcorn when you think about stadium food, meet Chef Shimelis Adem, who’s using local ingredients to create an Indiana-focused menu for NCAA games. On the list: Midwestern Madness Pork Chop Sandwich, Indiana Whiskey Sour Pork Wings and a Half-Pound Bracket Burger.Read More
Big Ten moving men’s basketball tournament to Indianapolis, sources say
The tournament will be played March 10-14 at Lucas Oil Stadium, sources say, because the women’s basketball tournament is already planned for Bankers Life Fieldhouse on overlapping dates.Read More
The source, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the conversations are ongoing, said the league is evaluating all aspects of the combine, including the player experience.
After a surprise delivery five weeks early in December, feisty 3-month-old Molly Skolnick of Carmel will be represented at the Final Four by a seat-filling cutout as part of an April Fools ruse concocted by her parents.
The company said Wednesday it plans to install its 5G+ service in the seating bowl, concourse area and exterior spots at the stadium ahead of the Final Four.
The donation, from the Eli Lilly and Co. Foundation, brings the project’s fundraising total to $27 million. The total project cost is estimated at $30 million.
The team’s return to the IUPUI campus follows challenges in scheduling weekend games at Lucas Oil Stadium, which already has a busy slate of conventions and other sporting events throughout the year—including Indianapolis Colts home games.
The Big Ten Conference does not plan to sell general admission tickets for Saturday’s football title game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, instead limiting attendance to only the families of athletes and other team members.
It’s unknown whether the health department will institute the same restriction for the Big Ten Football Championship game, scheduled to take place the day before the Colts game.
The Indianapolis Colts spent at least $6.3 million to acquire the lots, most of which are vacant and have been used for game parking by third-party vendors since Lucas Oil Stadium opened in 2008.
The decision comes after voter complaints of lines at early-voting centers that were several hours long.
The decision will require unanimous support from the three-member Marion County Election Board, which consists of two Democrats and one Republican.
The increase to capacity for the game against the Cincinnati Bengals follows continued discussions with the Marion County Public Health Department.
The new occupancy limit is the latest development in the see-saw saga of the soccer club’s attendance during the pandemic.
Pete Ward, chief operating officer for the Colts, confirmed the 200% increase in the maximum-allowed crowd for the Sept. 27 game against the New York Jets.
The Indianapolis Colts will be limited to 2,500 spectators at Sunday’s home football opener at Lucas Oil Stadium even though crowds for Indy Eleven soccer games at the venue have regularly doubled that figure since early July.
The Indianapolis Colts are cutting back on spectator capacity in their latest health and safety plan, with hopes of boosting crowds as the season progresses, depending on the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NCAA and the Indiana Sports Corp. both said they’re still planning for the Final Four on its original dates. Some sports business experts wonder whether the college basketball tournament could benefit from a “bubble” strategy like the NBA or NHL.
The NFL and its franchises are discussing a plan by which rows of seating closest to the field in stadiums this season could be covered and used to display the logos of sponsors and messaging for league and team initiatives.
The contest was only the second deemed to be a sellout by the Big Ten in the title game’s history. The other came in 2015 when Michigan State played Iowa in a battle that featured two teams ranked in the top five.