Indiana Sports Corp. Unveils Lucas Oil Stadium Trials Pool

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Indiana Sports Corp. Unveils Lucas Oil Stadium Trials Pool

Indiana Sports Corporation on Wednesday offered a first glimpse of the Olympic Trials pool at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Members of the local organization committee held a press conference to show off the undertaking, which places the competition and three warmup pools in the 70,000-seat home of the Indianapolis Colts. The activities on the day include the Colts rambunctious mascot Blue taking a dip and testing out the challenge of backstroking in a cavernous arena.

The pool, built by Myrtha Pools, is built into an elevated deck 10 feet above the stadium turf, which creates room for a pool that is about eight feet deep. It required folding up the first 10 rows of seats in the lower bowl, and the space is portioned by a large black curtain at the 50-yard line. Much of the LED signage for the multi-media extravaganzas that accompany team selection are already in place.

The pool is slated to be relocated from Indianapolis to Fort Wayne after Olympics Trials, having been purchased by the Fort Wayne Swim and Wellness Alliance. The permanent location of the pool is still to be announced.

Foots from the Indianapolis Star newspaper show the unveiling on Wednesday. An Indianapolis television stadium posted a timelapse video of the pool’s construction.

The last four installments of Olympic Trials have been held in Omaha, Nebraska, with about 14,000 seats available. USA Swimming still has tickets available on a daily capacity of around 30,000 in Indy.

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Isabelle Fraser
Isabelle Fraser
21 days ago

Looks amazing! Can’t wait for swimming to start

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