Indianapolis International Airport
Lucas Oil Stadium
JW Marriott Hotel
Indiana Convention Center
A Community Reinvesting In Itself
The Indianapolis Region
Every so often, the planets align and the perfect situation presents itself. Despite national economic conditions and a general uneasiness in the marketplace, the Indianapolis Region is in the enviable position of announcing the completion of more than $1.82 billion of business and community infrastructure improvements, with another $700 million on the way. Coupled with our state's AAA bond rating--one of only 10 in the nation--and pro-business tax rates and incentives, there is much cause for optimism in Central Indiana.
The NEW Indianapolis International Airport
In mid-November 2008, the new Indianapolis International Airport opened for business. The $1.1 billion project is the largest development initiative in the City of Indianapolis’s history. The world’s new gateway to the city is just a 16-mile non-stop drive from downtown.
It is served by 10 major and 19 national/regional passenger airlines and has the nation’s second largest Federal Express hub. The Indianapolis International Airport ranks as the eighth busiest cargo airport in the United States and the 20th largest in the world.
The NEW Lucas Oil Stadium
Known best as the home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium also is a major site for conventions, exhibitions, trade shows and NCAA basketball competition. The unique retractable roof makes it exceptionally flexible for both indoor and outdoor events. The roof can be opened or closed in approximately nine minutes.
Lucas Oil Stadium is a seven-level facility that seats 63,000 for football up to 70,000 for basketball, conventions and concerts. It covers 1.8 million square feet, features 137 corporate suites, two club lounges, meeting rooms, and two exhibit halls.
The NEW JW Marriott Indianapolis
Opening in March 2011, the JW Marriott Indianapolis will be a luxurious and spacious hotel complex that serves as the premier convention headquarters hotel in Indianapolis with more than 104,000 square feet of meeting, banquet and exhibit space. The JW Marriott Indianapolis will be home to one of Marriott's largest hotel ballrooms globally, totaling 40,500 square feet.
The JW Marriott Indianapolis will be conveniently located downtown adjacent to the newly expanded Indiana Convention Center, connected via Skybridge to the 622 room Indianapolis Marriott Downtown and blocks from the new Lucas Oil Stadium.
The NEW Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis is on the verge of having one of the nation’s top 20 largest convention center complexes. The combination of the new multi-purpose Lucas Oil Stadium and an expanded Indiana Convention Center means Indianapolis will be able to offer 3.4 million square feet of exhibit and meeting space. The combined new space will make the Indiana Convention Center the nation’s 16th largest. It currently is 32nd.
The Indiana Convention Center will have 566,600 square feet of exhibit space. The new exhibit halls are contiguous with the existing halls. Another 183,000 square feet is in Lucas Oil Stadium, which will be connected to the center via walkway.