FOOT­BALL CUL­TURE

Where Indianapolis - - Where Now -

Ever since Indianapolis won the Su­per Bow lin 2007, built a brand new sta­dium in 2008,then hosted its first-ever Su­per Bow lin 2012,the dow ntow n district has been in­jected with re­newed en­thu­si­asm for— and de­vel­opm ent around— NFL foot­ball. Now ,any trip to Lu­cas Oil Sta­dium is ac­com panied by a rich ar­ray of din­ing,shop­ping and en­ter­tainm ent within easy walk­ing dis­tance. Hom e gam es oc­cur Aug.20 and 27,Sept.11 and 25, Oct. 9 and 30, Nov.20.Forthe full-im m er­sion Colts ex­pe­ri­ence, grab a bite be­fore the gam e at Indianapolis Colts Grille (110 W. Wash­ing­ton St.,317.631.2007),

10"/"*/% ’0 54&8&)5>0 hang out atthe huge Fan Zone party out­side 6$*53"14* the :5/60&,3" 4*sta­dium gates be­fore each hom e gam e, or check out the in­door/out­door Colts VIP Pre-Gam e Tail­gate at the Crane Bay Event Cen­ter (551 W. Mer­rill St.,317.800.5820). Fo­ralo­cal an­gle, head to Slip­pery Noo­dle Inn, one of In­di­ana’s old­est bars, only tw o blocks­from the sta­dium (372 S. Merid­ian St.,317.631.6974). Craft beer en­thu­si­asts should swing by Tow Yard Brew­ing (501 S. Madi­son Ave., 317.638.9273),alo­cal brew­ery three blocks­from the sta­dium ,to fill up on the good stu be­fore en­ter­ing the land of over-priced sta­dium beer. G er­man­fest

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