For the first time ever, Google Maps today launched panoramic imagery of the inside of an NFL stadium by showcasing Lucas Oil Stadium, the number one ranked stadium experience in all of sports by Stadium Journey Magazine for the past two years.
With this new, interactive, 360-degree imagery, fans can march out of the tunnel and down the field towards the end zone, just like Colts players do every season. They can also explore the Colts' locker room, the stadium's three concourses and three suites – a Field Level Suite, the Quarterback Suite and a Loge-Level Suite.
"The Colts organization is honored to have Lucas Oil Stadium selected by Google Maps to be the first sports venue featured in a 360-degree interactive photo tour," said Colts Chief Operating Officer Pete Ward. "This imagery gives us the opportunity to share our home, an award winning state-of-the-art facility, with Colts fans around the world."
Lucas Oil Stadium's panoramic imagery will be accessible to more than one billion monthly active users of Google Maps services, giving individuals around the world a behind-the-scenes look at the home of the Colts and enabling anyone to "visit" the stadium from wherever they may be.
"We're thrilled to partner with the Indianapolis Colts to put 360-degree images of their stadium in Google Maps for fans everywhere to enjoy," said Evan Rapoport, Product Manager, Google Maps. "This imagery is just one example of how we're working hard to build the most comprehensive, accurate and usable map of the world--complete with imagery from inside your favorite sporting and event spaces."
Lucas Oil Stadium opened in 2008 as the home of the Indianapolis Colts and already boasts an impressive resume having hosted events such as Super Bowl XLVI, the NFL Scouting Combine, the 2011-2015 Big Ten Football Championship Games and the NCAA Men's Final Four Basketball Championships (2010 and 2015). In addition, the stadium was utilized in the filming of NBC's "Parks and Recreation" television show and also has the ability to accommodate concerts, national conventions, trade shows, IHSAA tournaments, national and international band competitions, and numerous other local and national amateur sports events.
To access the images of Lucas Oil Stadium, simply type "Lucas Oil Stadium" or "Colts Stadium" into Google Search or Google Maps. You can also view the images through the Colts website here: