Lucas Oil Stadium, Home of the Indianapolis Colts and Best Stadium In the NFL

October 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Review originally published on www.StadiumJourney.com
Opened in 2008, at an eye-popping cost of $720 million, Lucas Oil Stadium is one of the absolute jewels of professional sports stadiums, located in perhaps the best downtown sports cities in the country.

In 2009, Stadium Journey named Lucas Oil Stadium as the best stadium in the NFL, and our return visit in 2010 lived up to those expectations.

The stadium generally has a capacity of 63,000, but that can be extended to 70,000 for special events such as the Super Bowl (to be hosted at Lucas Oil Stadium in 2012) and the NCAA Final Four (which will return to Indianapolis in 2015).

The amazing thing about Lucas Oil Stadium is that it manages to feel immense and intimate at the same time. It is the second smallest NFL home field, next to Chicago’s Soldier Field, yet it feels overwhelmingly large. The walk down the ramp from the top level to the bottom took me 15 minutes, and I move fairly briskly. Thi...

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