INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Eleven Park is on the way.
Officials from Indy Eleven and Keystone Group were joined on Wednesday by state and city leaders for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the transformational riverfront neighborhood development anchored by a multi-purpose soccer-specific stadium that will serve as a permanent home for Indy Eleven in the USL Championship and USL Super League.
Demolition on the site will begin immediately and continue over the next few months before construction on the 20,000-seat multipurpose stadium that will be the permanent home for Indy Eleven’s men’s and women’s professional teams and the Eleven Park development officially begins. The mixed-use complex will also include more than 600 apartments, 205,000 square feet of office space, 197,000 square feet of retail space and restaurants, hotels, public plazas and green space, parking, and more.
“Now rising from a formerly underutilized portion of our downtown, Eleven Park is a transformational riverfront development that will make a permanent mark on our city’s skyline and its impact will be felt by generations of supporters, visitors and residents who will soon be able to enjoy its world class amenities,” said Ersal Ozdemir, Chairman and Founder of Keystone Group and Indy Eleven. “With this groundbreaking, we are thrilled to mark a crucial milestone in the project, creating a new live, work, and play neighborhood for our city and region that has been a decade in the making.”
Governor Eric Holcomb and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett participated in the event and offered praise for the project.
“The Eleven Park project is a gamechanger for the capital city and magnet for the entire state,” said Gov. Holcomb. “Eleven Park will create quality of life benefits for all Hoosiers that go far beyond a soccer stadium and will be yet another showstopper to add to our toolbox as we work to attract next-level investment from across the globe.”
“Indianapolis is a global city, and Eleven Park presents an opportunity to grow the world’s largest sport along the White River,” added Mayor Hogsett. “In this pivotal moment for downtown, developments like Eleven Park, the Henry Street Bridge, and the Elanco Headquarters will grow Indianapolis’ skyline. As Keystone Group takes the next step to redevelop the Diamond Chain site, community input will be critical as we help build a more prosperous and inclusive city."
The private groundbreaking was attended by hundreds including state and local officials, along with business and civic leaders who have and will continue to play a role in the success of the development from fruition to completion.
The Eleven Park development is in downtown Indianapolis’ southwest quadrant at the riverfront site which for more than 100 years was occupied by the Diamond Chain Company. The site is conveniently located just a block away from Lucas Oil Stadium, Victory Field, and the Indiana Convention Center and near the Eli Lilly & Company global headquarters and the Indianapolis Zoo. It is also at the epicenter of a range of new developments in the immediate area, including the new Elanco headquarters, the expanded White River State Park, and the extension of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.
I was so excited to help break ground on the future home of @indyeleven, #ElevenPark in Indianapolis today! This is a huge step forward for the world's sport in the heart of the heartland. Can't wait to see #Hoosiers fill the seats! pic.twitter.com/GjDmkTklUW— Governor Eric Holcomb (@GovHolcomb) May 31, 2023
Congratulations on today's groundbreaking for @ElevenParkIndy, a new development centered around a new stadium for the @IndyEleven Professional Soccer team. AECOM Hunt is proud to be the construction manager for this monumental project in the city that we call home. #ElevenPark pic.twitter.com/24jEpN6A9l— AECOM Hunt (@AECOMHunt) May 31, 2023
Indianapolis is a global city, and Eleven Park presents an opportunity to grow the world’s largest sport along the White River. In this pivotal moment for downtown, developments like Eleven Park, the Henry Street Bridge, and Elanco HQ will grow Indianapolis’s skyline. pic.twitter.com/9z5cEsKAzO— Mayor Joe Hogsett (@IndyMayorJoe) May 31, 2023
Governor Eric Holcomb says the entire #ElevenPark development is a “dream come true” - a dream that developed during a trip to Qatar. He’s excited to bring this project to Indy and expand the most popular sport in the world in the Hoosier State. @WISH_TV pic.twitter.com/lQRHZsFmBL— Angela Moryan (@SidelineStormer) May 31, 2023
The project’s lead designer is Populous, Browning Day is the architect of record and AECOM Hunt will be the construction manager for the stadium portion of the development. The stadium is projected to open in the summer of 2025.