Lucas Oil Stadium: ERMCO/Sachs JV

Indianapolis, IN
Owner: CIB
Scope: Electrical & Telecommunications
Completion: 2008
Value: $31,200,000 (includes all work at stadium)

Lucas Oil Stadium is a seven-level stadium with a retractable roof seating 63,000 for football. The major portion of the work on this project was performed as a joint venture with ERMCO & Sachs Electric. It can be reconfigured to seat 70,000 or more for NCAA basketball, a Super Bowl and concerts. It will cover 1.8 million square feet with 137 suites. It also features a retractable window that opens on the northeast end to a view of the downtown Indianapolis skyline.

The retro designed facility is the home of the Indianapolis Colts, as well as the selected site of the several NCAA basketball Final Fours, based on a deal wherein the NCAA has guaranteed that Indianapolis will host the men's Final Four an average of once every five years through 2039. The NCAA has also promised the Indiana Sports Corp. an additional event in each of the intervening years between men's Final Fours. The women's Final Four, men's and women's early-round tournament games and the NCAA Convention will be included in each five-year cycle. It will also be used for major conventions, trade shows, IHSAA tournaments, national band competitions, local and national amateur sports events and events such as the annual Indiana Black Expo and Circle City Classic.

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