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Old June 25th, 2008, 09:40 PM   #461
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For anyone interested, self-guided tours of LOS are being offered on August 16th. Admission is free but you'll need a ticket to attend. You can explore every part of the building, from the locker rooms to the playing field to the suites and even the loading dock! Concessions will be open and parking is available at the Convention Center garage.

Tickets will be available via Ticketmaster beginning at 10am on July 14th. I suspect they'll go rather quickly so if you want one, act fast. I'll try to snap some pictures if I can.
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Old June 28th, 2008, 07:23 PM   #462
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Wow, I might go and take the tour. However, I would advise that you wear sensible shoes, there may be a lot of walking around this monstrosity, lol. I know some people have posted that they think LOS is ugly, I just think its freaking HUGE!!!! Everytime I have to go to the airport I'm afraid I'll have a wreck because I can't take my eyes off of this thing, its just so HUGE!!! You could drop this thing in New York, Chicago, Seattle or Miami and you still wouldn't miss it. At 274 feet it is amongst the top 20 tallest buildings in Indy and will probably dominate the skyline for the next 20-30 years. I hope I'm wrong on that one.
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Old June 28th, 2008, 07:23 PM   #463
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Wow, I might go and take the tour. However, I would advise that you wear sensible shoes, there may be a lot of walking around this monstrosity, lol. I know some people have posted that they think LOS is ugly, I just think its freaking HUGE!!!! Everytime I have to go to the airport I'm afraid I'll have a wreck because I can't take my eyes off of this thing, its just so HUGE!!! You could drop this thing in New York, Chicago, Seattle or Miami and you still wouldn't miss it. At 274 feet it is amongst the top 20 tallest buildings in Indy and will probably dominate the skyline for the next 20-30 years. I hope I'm wrong on that one.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 06:02 AM   #464
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It appears that LOS had some leakage problems last night during a rainstorm which caused some damage to the facility.
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Old July 12th, 2008, 05:51 AM   #465
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I forgot. the RCA Dome is under demolition right now.
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Old July 12th, 2008, 08:13 PM   #466
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I forgot. the RCA Dome is under demolition right now.
Good, When will the convention center construction start? My reason for asking, not sure if this will be in a delay stage, like alot of projects.
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Old July 14th, 2008, 12:39 AM   #467
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Good, When will the convention center construction start? My reason for asking, not sure if this will be in a delay stage, like alot of projects.
Once the Dome is demolished, construction on the Convention Center expansion will begin. This is not a private-sector project. Funding has been acquired.
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Old July 14th, 2008, 06:36 PM   #468
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I managed to get a ticket for the tour on the 16th. Apparently, they were sold out in 20 minutes or so of being available. Can't wait to check it out!!
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Old July 14th, 2008, 09:17 PM   #469
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I managed to get a ticket for the tour on the 16th. Apparently, they were sold out in 20 minutes or so of being available. Can't wait to check it out!!
Yeah, I'm bummed. I didn't get any. I can't believe they were letting people get 8 tickets at a time on ticketmaster. I blame that for the quick sellout.

Hopefully the powers that be will see there was a huge demand and offer more tours.

indystar.com is reporting that *******s are selling them on ebay now.

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dl...INESS/80714022

http://search.ebay.com/search/search...ets&category0=

The Conseco Fieldhouse tour was open to the public and no tickets were necessary. There were 10s of thousands of people there that day, but they managed the crowds well. Offering tickets was a bad idea. Scalpers were all over this one.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 04:13 PM   #470
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I am very upset that I didn't get any tickets too. WE paid for this stadium and thus should be given ample opportunity to get inside and see where our money went (obvioulsy not on proper drainage though)
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Old July 15th, 2008, 04:31 PM   #471
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A WTHR article I found on msnbc.com says there were 80,000 tickets given away.

80,000 divided by 8 is 10,000. That's how many people actually got tickets.

I imagine everyone that got online to get tickets saw that they could get 8 at a time and went for it whether they'd planned to go with 7 other people or not. That's just too tempting when it's free. I know that's the first number I went for before I found out they were sold out already.

Couple that with scalpers, and you've got a lot of people left out. What were the powers that be thinking?
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Old July 15th, 2008, 04:40 PM   #472
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I imagine everyone that got online to get tickets saw that they could get 8 at a time and went for it whether they'd planned to go with 7 other people or not. That's just too tempting when it's free. I know that's the first number I went for before I found out they were sold out already.
Absolutely, that's what I did. I still have to see who's interested, but if I don't have 7 people going with me, I'll give away my extras here.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 04:43 PM   #473
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A WTHR article I found on msnbc.com says there were 80,000 tickets given away.

80,000 divided by 8 is 10,000. That's how many people actually got tickets.

I imagine everyone that got online to get tickets saw that they could get 8 at a time and went for it whether they'd planned to go with 7 other people or not. That's just too tempting when it's free. I know that's the first number I went for before I found out they were sold out already.

Couple that with scalpers, and you've got a lot of people left out. What were the powers that be thinking?
I agree that allowing eight per person was a bit foolish. I only grabbed one ticket because that's all I thought I'd need.

Too bad douchebag scalpers and/or greedy locals exploited what could have been many's only opportunity to see the stadium.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 04:58 PM   #474
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There's at least 83 tickets being sold on eBay right now.

http://search.ebay.com/lucas-oil-stadium

Like seriously, people who want to go shouldn't be obligated to pay. Ticketmaster should void all those tickets.

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Old July 15th, 2008, 10:39 PM   #475
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Absolutely, that's what I did. I still have to see who's interested, but if I don't have 7 people going with me, I'll give away my extras here.
ARGGHHHH! YOU JERK! ;-)

Can I please have one? :-)
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Old July 16th, 2008, 12:28 AM   #476
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Absolutely, that's what I did. I still have to see who's interested, but if I don't have 7 people going with me, I'll give away my extras here.
Make sure to take pictures! I won't be able attend, as will a lot of people, so we are counting on you!
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Old July 17th, 2008, 02:44 AM   #477
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They are adding another date.

http://www.wishtv.com/Global/story.asp?s=8683226
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Awesome. I'm not mad at you anymore CorrND. ;-)
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Old July 17th, 2008, 05:34 PM   #479
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Awesome. I'm not mad at you anymore CorrND. ;-)
Hehe, that's good! Cause it looks like I probably have takers for all of my tickets.
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Here is the latest video:

http://gannett.a.mms.mavenapps.net/m...ject=794200324
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