A NEW HOME FOR SPORTS IN THE HOOSIER STATE
INDY’S MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER STADIUM WILL HOST MORE THAN 48 EVENTS ANNUALLY AS A MAGNET TO GROW THE INDIANA ECONOMY
A Home For Major League Soccer
Hoosiers have demonstrated an intense interest in professional soccer with their unprecedented support of Indy Eleven. The team’s inaugural season resulted in sellouts at all 14 home regular season games: the resulting attendance of nearly 10,500 fans per game led the North American Soccer League. Indy Eleven became the first professional team in American soccer history to sell out the entirety of its inaugural season schedule.
Indiana is a hub for soccer in the Midwest, with more than 65,000 registered children playing soccer, some of the nation’s leading college soccer programs including past NCAA national champions Indiana University and Notre Dame, and a production line of talent that has recently featured for both the Men’s and Women’s National Teams, including DaMarcus Beasley and Lauren Holiday.
A Multipurpose Venue
With a multipurpose design, potential events that could be hosted at the new venue encompass youth, high school, collegiate and professional sporting events, including soccer, football, rugby, field hockey and lacrosse; concerts; and various community events and cultural festivals. It is anticipated the stadium would host at least 48 events across the first year of operation, with at least 33 soccer-specific events.
The stadium’s flexible use will not only allow Indianapolis to feature a stadium designed for soccer that can host men’s and women’s professional soccer teams, but also host a multitude of events providing a home for entertainment serving a diverse range of communities.
Growing the Economy
A multipurpose stadium in beautiful downtown Indianapolis, which would serve as a sports and entertainment hub, would boost the local and state economies through the attraction of visitors to the Circle City and the creation of jobs through the construction phase and full-time employment once operational. Ultimately, the State and City will benefit from revenue streams that could not be realized without an improved stadium in downtown Indianapolis.
As Indy continues to become one of the most desirable destinations to visit in the United States, this stadium will add to the exciting options available to visitors coming from across the country and overseas.