Lucas Oil Stadium
Lucas Oil Stadium was built to take the place of the RCA Dome, or "The House That Manning Built." It is located in downtown Indianapolis one block south of the old stadium. The stadium was designed by HKS Inc. with Walter P. Moore as the Structural Engineer on Record. It was designed so the Colts could play either indoors or out, depending on how the weather was outside. There is a retractable roof and a large sliding glass window on the front of the building. The field is made of FieldTurf, which is an artificial turf that's composed of mono-filament polyethylene blend fibers tufted into a polypropylene backing and is layered with sand and rubber. The stadium holds 62,421 people, which is about 5,000 more people that the RCA Dome. It can be expanded to 70,000 seats for larger events. The stadium also includes 137 luxury suites, which includes 8 field suites and 12 super suites. The exterior of the building is made of reddish-brown brick and Indiana Limestone to compliment other structures in the city. Forrest Lucas's company, Lucas Oil, bought the naming rights for the stadium at $121 million dollars for the next 20 years on February 28, 2006. Lucas Oil Stadium was officially opened on August 24, 2008, for the Colts 2008 season. The stadium held Super Bowl XLVI in 2012, which was between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. It has also hosted the Men's Final Four in 2008 and the Drum Corps International World Championships every year since 2009.