SAFETY crown for Lucas Oil Stadium



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To acknowledge Lucas Oil Stadium’s safety and security program, the facility has been bestowed the Developmental Testing and Evaluation Designation from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Lucas Oil Stadium is a facility of the Capital Improvement Board of Managers of Marion County (CIB).

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.

To receive the above designation, Lucas Oil Stadium had to meet specific DHS security technology criterion, known as Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies (QATT), necessary for immediate deployment in the event of an act of terrorism or breach of information security. The designation is provided under the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act enacted by the Congress in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks in the United States.

Lucas Oil Stadium’s multilevel security system, including physical and electronic security equipment, screening tools, emergency planning and evacuation procedures, and trained personnel, is designed both to stave off and prevent threats as well as to react immediately in a crisis situation.

Maintained Andy Mallon, CIB Executive Director, “While Lucas Oil Stadium is well-equipped to respond to an act of terrorism, our first priority is to ensure we have the necessary security and resources in place to minimize the risk of harm should there be an incident.

Starting with the electronic screenings at the entrances, our stadium team works diligently to keep attendees, players, and staff safe so they can enjoy their event. But rest assured, should there be an incident, our team is ready and equipped to respond.”

Apart from maintaining the required security standards, the CIB will increase the amount of excess liability insurance it carries to meet the amount specified by DHS, from $56 million to $106 million. The Board approved the increase on January 15th, 2021.

Lucas Oil Stadium is one of only 800 recipients to receive a SAFETY Act designation or certification since 2002, and one of only 12 stadium venues. The other stadia in US include:

  • Arrowhead Stadium – Kansas City;
  • Bills StadiumBuffalo;
  • FirstEnergy Stadium – Cleveland;
  • Hard Rock Stadium – Miami;
  • Levi’s Stadium – Santa Clara;
  • Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia;
  • M&T Bank Stadium – Baltimore;
  • Mercedes Benz Stadium – Atlanta;
  • Nissan Stadium – Nashville;
  • Soldier Field – Chicago; and
  • US Bank Stadium – Minneapolis.

 
The designation for Lucas Oil Stadium runs through March 31st, 2023.

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