The Big 10 Gets Its Title Game Local
That was quick. Just a few days after Big 10 commissioner Jim Delany hinted that they would most likely be having a title game next season when Nebraska joins, today he announced that the game will be held at the Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil stadium.
Not a bad choice. The stadium is state of the art. All the schools are close (Nebraska is the furthest away at at 640 miles, while Purdue is the closest at only about 65). And the best part about Lucas Oil Stadium is, it’s a dome so the game will be played indoors! Now all the Big 10 has to do is figure out how to align the divisions and redo the logo.
Jim Delany: “We are excited to work with Indiana Sports Corp and Lucas Oil Stadium to finalize an agreement to hold the inaugural Big Ten Football Championship Game in the city of Indianapolis. We felt at this time it was important to identify a site for the first championship game and then spend more time with other cities and venues with respect to both our basketball tournaments and the football championship games in the future. The city of Indianapolis has been an outstanding host for our basketball tournaments, and we look forward to holding our first Big Ten Football Championship Game in Lucas Oil Stadium.”
via Big 10