Lucas Oil Stadium tours are available sparingly all year round, but Wednesday was my first time inside. What better way to go than as an IM intern with the rest of the local media, as well as some not so local at all? The answer to that question isn’t completely rhetorical: Our tour was shortened slightly. Even so, it was led by Frank Supovitz, the NFL’s senior vice president of events.
This wasn’t just any ol’ stadium tour. This one includes the Colts’ locker room and a view of a “different” field. It’s the same fake grass, but we just got there in time to see turf workers get down on their hands and knees to wipe the what remained of our home team’s lettering from the end zones.
“We’ve removed the horseshoe,” said Supovitz about the midfield logo, “very respectfully.”
Public tours have begun. The cost is $15 through Friday, so make haste to save. Prices go up to $25 starting Saturday, Feb. 28.
Dates and times here:
Jan. 26-Jan. 30: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 31: no tours
Feb. 1-2: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Feb 3-5: no tours
Feb 6-7: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ($30 on Feb. 6; pricing returns to $15 on Feb. 7)
Tickets are available for purchase at SuperBowl.com and at the Lucas Oil Stadium box office.
Photo by Mike Potter