Populous designs the Eleven Park football stadium in Indianapolis
“Eleven Park” will be the new permanent home of the American football team Indy Eleven. Head of Architectural Office Populousthe stadium becomes a new landmark in the region and revitalizes the south-west quadrant of the city centre Indianapolis. After construction, the arena will have 20,000 seats, while the entire complex will consist of over 600 apartments, including office and retail space, restaurants, a hotel, public squares with ample green space, and public parking garages.
According to Indy Eleven and Keystone Group, the former company on the property recently halted production at the facility and will vacate the property by the end of April. So the multipurpose Stadion Construction is slated to begin in May 2023, while Indy-Eleven fans will be able to enjoy soccer games in the new arena from summer 2025.
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a lively center that welcomes football fans and more
With vast experience in state-of-the-art football and multi-purpose stadiums deployed around the world, the global architecture and design office Taking the design from Eleven Park, Populous introduced a vibrant, color-changing shell that brightens up the neighborhood. The project will include multiple outdoor and indoor facilities to engage the local community with various activities such as: B. a large public square with outdoor stages for concerts, a children’s play zone and a dog park, while water features and green spaces are dotted around the area. The public square will activate the village throughout the year and will be open for various community events, farmers’ markets and other uplifting occasions. Other highlights will include a 4,000-seat music and entertainment venue, rooftop bars, riverfront activation, and walking and connectivity to The Cultural Trail and downtown.
“The vision of this transformative development towards a living, working and playing village is becoming reality. Eleven Park will not only transform the Indianapolis skyline, it will create over a thousand jobs, have tremendous economic impact, enhance quality of life, and attract talent and opportunity to our city and state. said Ersal Özdemir, Chairman and Founder of Keystone Group & Indy Eleven (more here). “We have been investing in the city center for over 20 years and we believe this is more important now than ever. Our goal for Eleven Park is to continue the city’s tradition of using sports as a business engine for Indiana by raising Indianapolis’ profile as a global city and showcasing the world’s most popular sport.’
The development will create a vibrant village that will appeal to football fans, the staff working there and people from the surrounding facilities. The result will advance and activate the White River Vision Plan, a community-driven plan in Hamilton County and Indianapolis, with many improvements along the river, including hiking trails and gathering areas that complement the surrounding regions.
“A world-class stadium is designed to be a true destination, a reflection of its community and a catalyst for growth in the region. That’s our mission with the new stadium for Indy Eleven,” said Phil Kolbo, a director at global design firm Populous. “The stadium will anchor Eleven Park and provide a home for Indy Eleven that creates new and customized experiences for Indianapolis fans, in a place designed with the innovation and aspiration of a great global soccer stadium.”
Fans enjoy the view of the skyline and the surrounding skyscrapers
The stadium will have 20,000 seats
green pops peek around the complex
a new lively village with indoor and outdoor facilities
Surname: Eleven Park
Architects: Populous | @wearepopulous
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February 21, 2023