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Q: How Will the Stadium Be Used?

A: Lucas Oil Stadium will be used for football, basketball, and conventions. The Indianapolis Colts will play home games in the stadium, while the NCAA will use it for men's and women's tournaments.

Q: How many square feet is the stadium?

A: 1.8 million with over 185,000 square feet of convention space.

Q: Where else can I find moving windows in the NFL?

A: Nowhere. The moving window on the northeast side facing the city is the first moving window in the NFL.

Q: What type of turf is used in the stadium?

A: The stadium has 95,000 square feet of a synthetic turf called Fieldturf as the playing surface. More than 23 of the NFL's 32 teams use this turf.

Q: Does my seat have more room?

A: Yes. Non-club seats are approximately 20 inches wide with close to 33 inches of legroom.

Q: How long does it take for the roof to open and close?

A: Approximately 9 minutes. The steel trusses that support the roof are over 750 feet long, which is as tall as some of the taller skyscrapers in Indianapolis.

Q: How many retractable roof stadiums are in the NFL?

A: Three. There are two other stadiums with retractable roofs in the NFL. The first was Reliant Stadium in Houston, the second was the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, and the third is Lucas Oil Stadium. Lucas Oil Stadium is the first that opens and closes from sideline to sideline. The others open and close from endzone to endzone.

Q: Are the scoreboards and video screens in HD?

A: Yes. The two screens on the northwest and southeast corners are 97 feet wide by 53 feet high and are split into one large video board and two smaller displays. The screens are build with Daktronics premiere HD-X technology. In addition, the stadium has a 360 degree configuration of 3 feet tall screens that wrap around the stadium, nearly 1700 feet long to display graphics, scores, and stats.

SOURCES: HKS Inc, Hunt Construction Group, Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority, Daktronics