INDIANAPOLIS - Thursday marks the grand re-opening of the newly renovated historic Indiana State Fairground Coliseum. RTV6 took a first look early Thursday morning.
It's been shut down for the last year and a half, undergoing $63-million renovations. Crews made some big changes, and you can see them firsthand either in our attached video, or Thursday afternoon in-person.
There are a lot of new -- and old-made-new -- things to see in the 75-year-old building. We spoke with Indiana State Fair Commission spokesman Andy Klotz, and he filled us in on some of the additions. Here are just a few new features of the Coliseum:
• Historic features restored: exposed steel beams, old ticket windows, old original-building characteristics
• New seating
• New sound system
• New scoreboard
• Flat-screen monitors in lobby and main concourse
• Team store
• More ticket windows
• ADA accessibility
Tune into RTV6 all day to get peeks into the Coliseum. You can also head there in-person from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St.
Ebola survivor: 'Very grateful to just be alive'
Nancy Writebol survived the Ebola virus. Now she wants to be a calm reminder of what the world needs to know.
Goodwill hosts 'Thrill of the Hunt' contest
If you like to do your Halloween partying on a budget, Goodwill has a contest tailored to you.
ISU data: Low rates of campus violence
Indiana State University police are working to assure the public that the campus is safe after two recent incidents, including a shooting…
Woman's family hopes for best amid deaths
Relatives of a Gary woman missing since February are awaiting word on whether she is one of Darren Vann's victims.
Indiana candidates in attack mode for final push
Indiana politicians are moving into attack mode as Election Day draws near.
Daylight Saving Time 101: Time to fall back
Here's a quick brushing-up on your daylight saving time details, besides the fact that it's coming up soon.