*INDIANAPOLIS — *The Indianapolis Colts are embarking on a facility modernization that will significantly improve and expand the team’s day-to-day operation.
Included in the changes at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center are a new, state-of-the-art sports medicine and performance center that will utilize the most progressive concepts to promote player health and development, a new community pavilion and upgraded facilities for players, coaches and player personnel.
“Indianapolis already is home to many world-class athletic facilities that fuel our city and state as an international center for professional and amateur sports,” Colts chief operating officer Pete Ward said. “This project will continue to make Indianapolis an attractive, innovative destination for players and coaches and will help us in our pursuit of bringing another Super Bowl trophy to Indiana.”
The project will feature:
• A newly designed training, treatment and rehabilitation area, adding about 2,500 square feet of space.
• An expanded weight room with top-of-the-line strength and conditioning equipment.
• A football-shaped locker room, nearly 60 percent larger than the current one, featuring improved lockers, showers and restroom areas.
• A new hydrotherapy room, housing a recovery pool and hot and cold plunge pools.
• An expanded equipment room that will double in size, allowing for more efficient workspace and storage.
In addition, the project will include:
• Renovated Football Operations office space, meeting rooms and classrooms, including a new, larger “war room.”
• An updated kitchen, nearly triple the size of the current one, providing team nutritionists and caterers the facilities to provide the most healthy food service for players, coaches and staff.
• A new community pavilion, which will connect to and have views into the team’s indoor practice facility.
The project is being completely financed by Colts Owner and CEO Jim Irsay.
Renovations affecting football operations will be completed in August before the start of the 2018 season. All other remaining changes will be completed by the beginning of 2019.
The Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center is undergoing some major renovations for the 2018 regular season.