Lucas Oil Stadium

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Name: Lucas Oil Stadium

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Owner: Indiana Stadium & Convention Building Authority

Type: 70,000 Seat, 1,800,000 Square Foot, Sports/Entertainment Stadium

TIV: $720 million


Project Duration: 2005 to 2008
Number of Man Hours Worked: 18,064
Contractors Worked With: 19


Cranes On-site

10 Conventional Crawlers

30 All Terrain/Hydraulic Trucks

19 Rough Terrain Cranes

1 Boom Truck

3 Carry Deck/Down Cabs
Total: 63

The Story

Lucas Oil Stadium completed construction in 2008. Owned by Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority, the stadium is a multi-purpose facility seat-ing over 67,000 fans featuring a state-of-the-art retractable roof, The construction manager was Hunt Construction Group, Inc., of Indianapolis, assisted by the local firms of Smoot Construction and Mezzetta Construction, retaining Maxim Crane Works, LP for all crane related requirements. The project was constructed by dozens of trade contractors, mostly from Central Indiana. The estimated stadium cost was $720 million.

The Scope

The scope and scale of this project required comprehensive lift solutions while adhering to the highest safety standards. Maxim Crane provided (63) cranes total ranging from 15 to 300 ton, including 10 Crawlers, 30 All Terrain/Hydraulic Truck cranes and 19 Rough Terrain Cranes. The majority of lifting equipment was operated & maintained by Maxim Crane. In addition MaximCrane assisted with planning, engineering and industry leading adherence to safety for the duration of the project. The result: over 18,000 labor hours completed without major incident.