The new occupancy limit is the latest development in the see-saw saga of the soccer club’s attendance during the pandemic.
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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 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.
The Indy Eleven drew average crowds of more than 10,000 per game to Lucas Oil Stadium in their second year in the United Soccer League.
The board carries $56 million in liability insurance for its facilities, including a $1 million general liability policy and a $55 million umbrella policy.
Indianapolis Colts hospitality vendor Centerplate announced Thursday that it has added several food items that aren’t typically found at sporting events, plus some that feel right at home. It also revised the beverage menu with new beer offerings.
The upgraded network—available to Verizon customers with 5G-enabled devices—will be limited in its first year at Lucas Oil Stadium, generally to lower-bowl seating between the 20-yard lines and on the concourses.
The wireless infrastructure at Lucas Oil Stadium could see significant improvements in the coming months as part of a three-way deal between the Colts, the Capital Improvement Board and Verizon.
Legislation passed by the Indiana Senate makes money for a soccer stadium available only if the city gains a Major League Soccer franchise—but that same legislation could make it more likely the MLS gives it a team.
The spectators on hand for Ohio State’s 45-24 defeat of Northwestern at Lucas Oil Stadium inched past last year’s game attendance by about 500 people, but fell short of a complete sellout.
The Capital Improvement Board will seek at least $8 million from lawmakers to help fund what officials say will be a 25-year plan for improvements in the Indiana Convention Center, Bankers Life Fieldhouse and other facilities the CIB owns.
The Capital Improvement Board unanimously approved the deal, which will bring the technology up to today’s standards as well as include some enhancements requested by the Indianapolis Colts.
The event, scheduled for April 4 and April 6, 2026, at Lucas Oil Stadium, will be the ninth time the city hosts the men’s basketball championship tournament.
Leaders of what’s known as Stadium Village on downtown’s southern edge have been waiting patiently for the area to pop; now, there’s finally enough activity to justify their hopes.
The crowd blew away the old single-game mark of 11,048 the Eleven drew for its very first game in April 2014.
Indianapolis officials say they’re up for the challenge of hosting the eighth annual College Football Playoff National Championship in January 2022, even as they’re planning six other big sporting events that take place within a 13-month stretch.
No financial details were available early this morning, but the agreement comes just weeks after the team said it will switch leagues.
Officials with the soccer team are in ongoing discussions about the possibility of playing future games in Lucas Oil Stadium, while a soccer news website reports that the team will join the United Soccer League for its 2018 season.
The 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship game is expected to have a $150 million economic impact on Indianapolis.