Visited downtown State Capital and Monument Plaza. Paza under construction; completion estimated early October, 2009.
In 2008, Lucas Oil Stadium replaced the RCA Dome as home of the Indianapolis Colts. Located in downtown Indianapolis, the Stadium features a retractable roof, a fašade of bricks and windows, and has a seating capacity of 70,000. All seats are individual seats with seat backs (no bleacher seats). The Stadium covers 1.8 million square feet. The turf field is 25 feet below street level, allowing fans easier access to their seats. Many modern amenities are found in this stadium from the high definition replay/scoreboards to the 137 luxury corporate suites to the third largest video boards in the NFL. Consisting of three screens each, the 97 foot wide by nearly 53 foot high scoreboards hang in the northwest and southeast corners of the building. Estimated cost to build the Lucas Oil Stadium is $720 million.