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Located in the southwest corner of the Mile Square in Indianapolis, the Hoosier Dome, a domed stadium, was completed in May 3, 1984. The Hoosier Dome was added as part of a 1984 expansion to the Indiana Convention Center as an attempt to draw in more business and tourism to the city. Shortly after the grand opening of the stadium, the National Football League (NFL) team, the Colts, made the move from Baltimore to Indianapolis, where they would make the stadium their home until 2008. The dome’s official dedication day, August 11, 1984, hosted a sold-out Indianapolis Colts game against the New York Giants in an NFL preseason game.
The stadium would go on to host numerous events including local commencement exercises, national religious conventions, the Tenth Pan American Games, the NCAA men’s basketball and indoor track and field finals, the Indiana High School Athletic Associations’ boys basketball finals, and the World Gymnastics Championships.
The stadium was originally named the Hoosier Dome until 1994, when RCA paid $100 million for the naming rights for 10 years.
The stadium would be demolished in December 2008, as part of a project to expand the attached convention center and would be replaced by the Lucas Oil Stadium.
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