Please see the message below from National FFA concerning bus parking and loading/unloading in Indy. Construction on the Indianapolis Colts’ new football stadium will cause some interference with a couple of streets in downtown. It does not look like this will effect everyone, but it might impact some you, so please review it carefully.





From: Armbruster, Jim [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 9:20 AM
To: _Team State Relations; _All Guest Services; Gilchrist, Sheridan; Jen Ross; [log in to unmask]; Fred Laughlin; Emily Maher; Ellen Saul
Cc: Crabtree, Dale; Gray, Jill; Pence, Melissa; Williams, Ellen




I wanted to give everyone a heads up regarding the impact of Lucas Oil Stadium Construction on the use of the FFA chapter school or charter bus load and unload zones on South Street.  The information below will be sent out this afternoon in an email blast to all chapters who have purchased a bus parking pass.


If you have any questions please give me a call 888-884-4132




Attention Convention Participants who will be arriving by school bus or charter bus:


Due to the Lucas Oil Stadium construction, South Street between Capital Ave and Missouri Street will be closed to traffic with the exception of FFA buses accessing the South Street load / unload zone.


South Street will become a one way westbound street.  To access the loading and unload zone, all buses must be westbound on South Street. If you are heading south on Capitol Avenue, you have the option of turning right (westbound) onto South Street to access the load/unload zone.


Convention Participants unloading/loading on South Street will have two options to access the Indiana Convention Center:  (1) Walk West on South Street and North up Missouri Street to the Convention Center entrance at Maryland Street.     (2) Walk North on Senate Street (the blue painted street) towards the Dome, proceed up the stairs at the back of the RCA Dome and go AROUND the building on plaza level.  You can then walk down the Gate 1 staircase to access the Indiana Convention Center at the Capitol Avenue entrance. 


Buses transporting participants with disabilities will need to use the load/unload zone on Capital Ave just south of Georgia Street.


Note, due to construction, you cannot walk East on South Street and North on Capitol Avenue from South Street!


If you have questions please contact Jim Armbruster 888-884-4132





Jim Armbruster

Senior Education Specialist

Convention, Awards, Recognition and Events Management Division

National FFA Organization

6060 FFA Drive - P.O. Box 68960

Indianapolis, IN 46268


Voice - 317-802-4334

Cell -    765-230-6971

Fax -    317-802-5334

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