Construction of Eleven Park, a neighbourhood that will be built around a multi-use soccer stadium has officially begun. This comes following a groundbreaking ceremony that was graced by State and local officials as well as representatives from Indy Eleven and Keystone Group.
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Indianapolis Governor Eric Holcomb said, “The Eleven Park project is a game-changer for the state’s capital city. It is also a magnet for the entire state. Border to border, this truly puts Indiana on the map internationally and puts us on the road to greatness in terms of the most popular sport in the world.”
Eleven Park, the Henry Street Bridge, and the Elanco Headquarters, among other developments, will add to Indianapolis’ skyline at this crucial juncture. This is according to Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett.
In order to help create a more successful and inclusive city, Hogsett said, community involvement will be essential as Keystone Group moves forward with the redevelopment of the Diamond Chain site.
Development and Expectations for the Eleven Park Neighbourhood in Indiana
According to Indy Eleven, demolition is already scheduled to start right away and go on for the next three months.
The stadium will have 20,000 seats when completed as well as more than 600 residences and 205,000 square feet of commercial space. Additionally, it will have 197,000 square feet of retail space, eateries, hotels, green space, and other amenities.
In the southwest corner of Indianapolis, near the riverbank, is where Eleven Park is being built. The location is close to the Indianapolis Zoo, Victory Field, Lucas Oil Stadium, and the Indiana Convention Center.
It is also a short distance from the global headquarters of Eli Lilly & Company. It is also close to recent construction projects in the neighbourhood. These include the expanded White River State Park, the new Elanco headquarters, and the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.