Lucas Oil Stadium

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Lucas Oil Stadium
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500 South Capitol Avenue

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Sports, Tours Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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  • 4.0Atmosphere

Home to the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium is a must-see for sports fans, according to recent travelers. With the capacity to hold 67,000 fans and a retractable roof that features unbeatable views of the downtown Indianapolis skyline, the stadium (which opened in 2008 and hosted the 2012 Super Bowl) is consistently described as a "beautiful sports venue" by visitors. Recent fans who visited said the stadium was clean and noted that the design is easy to navigate. Sports hounds who caught a game during some warm Indy weather particularly appreciated the retractable roof. 

You'll find the stadium less than a mile south of downtown and accessible from Interstate 70. If you're attending a game, consider using public transportation or taking a cab to reach the stadium instead of driving; some visitors said the roads around the stadium can get congested on game days. Although the best way to get the full Lucas Oil Stadium experience is to attend a game, you can also take guided tours of the playing field, an NFL locker room, Lucas Oil Plaza and the press box, among other areas. Recent visitors who took a tour highly recommended it, and not just for the behind-the-scenes access, but also for the interesting information provided by the knowledgeable guides. Several reviewers also said taking a tour is one of the best ways to get a closer look at the stadium's impressive architecture. Tours typically last one hour and are offered at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday. Tour tickets for adults cost $10; seniors ages 65 and older and children between the ages of 4 and 12 can take the tour for $7. For more information on tours and stadium events, visit its website.

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