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.
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