Since 2014, Indy Eleven has been kicking the ball around IUPUI’s Carroll Stadium and Lucas Oil Stadium. By summer 2025, the team could be playing in a stadium of its very own downtown.
Updated renderings were just released for Eleven Park, which will be located in downtown’s southwest quadrant at the former Diamond Chain property. The $1 billion development will not only include a 20,000-seat multipurpose stadium, but also 600 apartments, 205,000 sqft of office space, parking garages, public plazas with green space, a hotel, and 197,000 sqft for retail space.
The project is planned to break ground this May.
- Indy Eleven has a history of high fan turnout — bringing in the second-highest home attendance in the USL Championship division in 2019.
- It kicked off its first USL W League team just last year.
- The team hired UK-native Mark Lowry as their new head coach in 2021, who used to coach the El Paso Locomotive FC in Texas.
- The development will be connected to The Cultural Trail and help support the White River Vision Plan.
- The planned public plaza will include a kids play zone, water features, dog park, public art, and a stage for free concerts to activate the village year-round.
When we heard the announcement on Friday, we couldn’t help but ask our readers for their thoughts on Instagram stories. Here’s what you said:
“LET’S GET IT BUILT!!!!!” — @jakebudler
“Amazing. This along with Elanco and Signia could be the post-pandemic reset downtown.” — @gregmyoldkyblog
“The money needs to be better utilized for the community.” — @wwilliamson07
“Looks awesome!! Developing Indy’s waterfront is going to be great for everyone.” — @jaswiss
“Love this for the city.” — @alex.tuck
We also asked you whether you’d be more likely to go to a game at the new stadium, and 88% of you said “yes.”