Lucas Oil Stadium – Home of the Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis, IN   •   $720 Million   •   Completed August 2008LucasOil Stadium at dusk, looking over the Crown Plaza Hotel


John Klipsch was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels to be the Executive Director of the Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority, where he:

• Managed project budget and schedule
• Provided cash management for entire project
• Prepared, negotiated and managed all design, construction management and consultant contracts
• Negotiated all real estate transactions
• Led design team on behalf of the State of Indiana, the City of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Colts
• Led innovative design process on behalf of the disabled community
• Co-led negotiation team for the Colts Development Agreement on behalf of the State
• Managed Owner’s interests for MBE/WBE and labor union participation
• Facilitated and expedited decision-making with State and City leadership and Colts management to successfully meet aggressive deadline

Photos by Blake Marvin – HKS, Inc.