Lucas Oil Stadium tapped to host swimming show


US Olympic trial-swimming at Lucas Oil stadium Image: Lucas Oil Stadium, Momoneymoproblemz, CC BY-SA 4.0

USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming in the United States, in partnership with the Indiana Sports Corp, has announced that Indianapolis, Indiana will host the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming in June 2024.

‘LUCAS OIL STADIUM’ stated that for the first time ever, the event will be staged on a football field, as the Lucas Oil Stadium is tapped to host the Olympic-qualifying meet in front of hundreds of thousands of families, friends and fans over nine days from June 15th-23rd, 2024.

Colorado Springs (US)-based the USA Swimming is the national governing body for competitive swimming in the United States. It is charged with selecting the United States Olympic Swimming team and any other teams that officially represent the United States, as well as the overall organization and operation of the sport within the country.

For more than 40 years Indianapolis (US)-based the Indiana Sports Corp has been a leading civic organization advancing the community through sports. These sporting events have led to over $4 billion in direct spending in the community over that time period. The Indiana Sports Corp helped elevate the City of Indianapolis from India-a-no-place to the ‘City Where Champions are Crowned’.

The Indiana Sports Corp has positively impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of its citizens, especially their most precious citizens, the children. The Indiana Sports Corp has been and will continue to be bedrock civic organization upon which the City of Indianapolis and the State of Indiana can continue to grow and flourish.

The 70,000-capacity Lucas Oil Stadium is a multipurpose stadium in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. It replaced the RCA Dome as the home field of the National Football League’s (NFL’s) Indianapolis Colts and opened on August 16th, 2008.

‘LUCAS OIL STADIUM’ further stated that held every four years, the Olympic Trials rank as the most prestigious swimming event in the United States. The 2024 Olympic Trials will serve as the sole selection meet for the 2024 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team, which will represent Team USA in the pool competition in Paris, France. While Indianapolis last hosted the swimming Trials in the year 2000, 2024 will mark the 100-year anniversary since Indianapolis hosted the Olympic Swimming Trials for the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris.

The 2024 Summer Olympics and commonly known as Paris 2024, are an upcoming international multisport event scheduled to take place from July 26th-August 11th, 2024 in France, with Paris as the main Host City and 16 other Cities spread across Metropolitan France, plus one subsite in Tahiti – an island within the French overseas country and overseas collectivity of French Polynesia.

Three temporary pools, two 50-meter and one 25-meter, will be installed over the field in the Lucas Oil Stadium, which is a state-of-the-art, multipurpose sports and entertainment venue that has hosted such prestigious events as the National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Basketball Championship games, the College Football Playoff National Championship, and several other showcase events.

The Indiana Convention Center, connected to the stadium, will feature USA Swimming’s Toyota Aqua Zone, a can’t-miss fan activation area. The USA Swimming House, a vibrant hospitality hub, will also make its anticipated return and USA Swimming and the Indiana Sports Corp expect to create a Citywide festival throughout the course of the event to celebrate the sport of swimming.

New York (US)-based the National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league that consists of 32 teams, divided equally between the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference.

The Super Bowl is the annual league championship game of the National Football League (NFL) of the United States. It has served as the final game of every NFL season since 1966, replacing the NFL Championship Game. Since 2022, the game has been played on the second Sunday in February.

Indianapolis (US)-based the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a nonprofit organization that regulates student athletics among about 1,100 schools in the United States and one in Canada. It also organizes the athletic programs of the colleges and helps over 500,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports.

The College Football Playoff National Championship is a post-season college football Bowl game used to determine a national champion of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, which began play in the 2014 college football season.

The NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, formerly known as the Division I-A, is the highest level of college football in the United States. The FBS consists of the largest schools in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. As of the 2024 season, there are 10 Conferences and 134 schools in FBS.

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