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“A dream come true for our son!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lucas Oil Stadium

Lucas Oil Stadium
Ranked #3 of 166 things to do in Indianapolis
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A dream come true for our son!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2011

Our son is big Colts fan, but has never attended a game...yet. We came to Indy on our last leg of our vacation, because he really wanted to see Lucas Oil Stadium. We called ahead to make sure there were tours available. (I would recommend doing so, as it sounds like tours aren't offered every day.) Our adult tickets were $7 each.

We went on the Saturday 11am tour. Jim, our tour guide was great! We were able to walk on the field in the end zone, sit in the Quarterback Suite, see the Press Box area, and the visiting team locker room. With all the pictures we wanted to take. We were disappointed to not be able to see the team locker room, nor the interview room.

Our tour lasted just a little over an hour, and was very enjoyable! Our son was in heaven! Hopefully our next time there will be to take in a game!

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“My First Colts Game was Amazing! Great Stadium - Parking is a Zoo!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2011

We visited the Lucas Oil Stadium to watch the Colts play the Jacksonville Jaguars. I had never been to a football game before in my life so I honestly had no idea what to expect. The venue is absolutely amazing! First, the place is huge! We sat in the 11th row but it seemed like we were right on the field. It is so light and bright with massive TV’s – no matter where you could sit in the place you could see what was going on very easily. We were just steps away from the restrooms which were large and nice, and the facility itself was very easy to get in and out of. Basically you just go into the doors indicated on your ticket so you are not aimlessly wondering all over the place trying to find your section. I am not what one would consider to be a “football fan” but I would absolutely go back to watch another Colt’s game because I had such a positive experience at the stadium – even if I do not really understand the game.

Although the stadium itself was rather simple to navigate, getting to the stadium was a completely different story. We live about 35-40 minutes north of Indianapolis, so we know the area down there very well. We took I-69 to I-70 and then the mess began. We left early so we could get something to eat before the game and get down there in time. We went with a large group traveling in 4 vehicles so we tried to stay together. However, once you get close to the exit to the stadium the traffic is a death trap!

People are flying in and out of lanes and no one really knows where they need to be. It took us quite some time to get off the exit, which quickly turns into an even bigger death trap because there is no “real” place to park. You are basically in a residential area immediately off the exit and people are standing in the streets with signs trying to flag you into a parking area – which might be someone’s front yard, the back lot of an abandoned garage, the curb in an alley way – you get the picture. Luckily, my boyfriend who was driving had been to the stadium for a football game before and knew this back way to get to a $20 parking spot. Guys are everywhere directing the cars and they pack you in like sardines so you can barely get your doors open. BUT, if you want to park in the actual stadium parking lot – it will cost you $40 or $50 a car to park!!! We went to a game in December, so it was snowy and muddy and we had to walk quite a ways as well, but it looked like some people ended up parking even farther away so be prepared to hike! As was expected, it was a bit of a zoo trying to leave our parking spot, but really it was not nearly as bad as it was trying to get there.

I noticed another reviewer (from another state) said there was no place to eat down around the stadium, but this is totally not the case. There may not be an abundance of bars and eateries immediately out the door from the stadium, but the stadium is in down town Indy and food is literally just down the road. Likewise you could easily get back on the interstate and get off at the Keystone exit (no more than a 10-15 minute drive) and there are like 500 restaurants on 82nd street.

Visited December 2010
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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“Awesome venue for Football!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2010

My friend and I have traveled to Indianapolis for two years to watch a home Colts game. Lucas Oil Stadium is amazing and (so far) the seats we have had have been awesome. It seems like no matter where you sit you get a great view and wonderful game to watch. The stadium has a round-about walkway with food and merchandise vendors which makes for a great activity to engage in prior to kickoff.

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Dyer, Indiana
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“Lucas Oil Stadium is a beautiful city on...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2010

Lucas Oil Stadium is a beautiful city on the edge of downtown. In regards to the previous reviewer from D.C., a quick web search of the area surrounding LOS will prove you completely wrong. In fact, I went to 3rd seperate bars last night that were all within a Peyton Manning pass from the stadium (one being the famous Slippery Noodle Inn restaurant). Downtown is easily a five minute walk away, opening up more dining possibilities.

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Washington Dc
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“It's huge, not near anything, and food is nowhere near by”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2010

Well, for NCAA weekend, we were happy to be at Lucas Oil, but overall-slightly disappointed. In comparison to the Verizon center in Washington DC, there are no other facilities nearby to eat at or grab a drink at, save one little place-it's in a warehouse district. Then, we got a different answers from each staff member, but in the end, there aren't any restaurants to sit and eat at inside, save one little area we found by mistake. It really is a huge place, don't drive down there and park-you'd be donating 40 bucks to park on some empty lot and will increase your blood pressure trying to get out of there at the end of the event. You can't bring water inside (so they can charge you $3.50 for their's)

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