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South - Indianapolis Colts
- RCA Dome
100 South Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46254
Name: RCA Dome
Home Team: Indianapolis Colts
PLAYING SURFACE: ARTIFICIAL
YEAR OPENED: 1983
Prior to moving to Indianapolis after the 1983
season, the Colts played in Baltimore. The Baltimore
Colts had played in Baltimore since 1953, at Memorial
Stadium, also the home of the Baltimore Orioles
(MLB). Before the Colts decided to move to Indianapolis,
the city already had a dome stadium under construction
in 1982. The city decided to build the stadium because
of its adaptability to accommodate a variety of
events, including football. Meanwhile in Baltimore,
the Colts were dissatisfied with the conditions
of Memorial Stadium and decided to move to Indianapolis
after the 1983 NFL season. Originally named the
Hoosier Dome, grand opening ceremonies took place
on May 3, 1984.
The Indianapolis Colts first game at the RCA/Hoosier
Dome was on September 2, 1984. The RCA/Hoosier Dome
is very similar to the Metrodome in Minneapolis.
The roof of the stadium consists of Teflon coated
fiberglass. Two tiers of 60,000 seats circle the
entire Astroturf playing field. In 1994, RCA bought
the naming rights to the stadium, thus it was renamed
the RCA Dome.
The RCA Dome was not built primarily for football,
but for conventions and trade shows. Other than
being the home of the Colts, the RCA Dome hosts
concerts, large banquets, religious assemblies,
and various sporting events including the NCAA Final
Four. In December 2004, the Colts announced that
they would move out of the RCA Dome and into a new
stadium to be built in downtown Indianapolis for
the 2008 season.
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Opened: September 2, 1984
Cost: $82 Million
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