About Stadium Lofts

Located within the original confines of the old Bush Stadium, Stadium Lofts is truly  a one-of-a-kind living opportunity. By saving the original structure of the stadium, Core has managed to find a new life for this Indianapolis landmark. In the 16 Tech technology park residents at Stadium Lofts will enjoy access to pedestrian paths and trails with convenient access to Downtown shopping and restaurants, along with the IUPUI Campus.

  • Unique “Loft” Features
  • Polished Concrete Floors
  • Modern Cherry Kitchens with Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Patio and Balconies in Select Units
  • Gated Parking and Bike Storage
  • AND a Full Size Washer and Dryer in Every Unit!

HISTORY

The stadium was completed in 1931 by Osborn engineering which also constructed Fenway Park and other ballparks of the early 20th century. The stadium is of architectural interest due to its art deco façade. The Perry family operated the Indianapolis Power and Light Company (IPL), which was adjacent to the stadium that predated Bush, Washington Park. IPL supplied the light towers at Washington Park, and they were moved to Bush Stadium in 1932. Jim Perry, Norman’s brother, owned the Indianapolis Indians, but suffered a fatal accident in 1929. Norman took over as the team owner, constructed the new ballpark, and named it “Perry Stadium” in honor of his brother. The “PS” in the bas-relief carvings symbolizes the stadium’s original name.

It served as a significant venue for both segregated and integrated baseball. Through the 1930s, different Negro League teams played at Perry Stadium, including the ABCs (1932, 1938, 1939), American Giants (1933), Athletics (1937), and Crawfords (1940). The Indianapolis Clowns played there from 1944 to 1962. The Indianapolis Indians integrated in 1952.

The Clowns, known for their comical antics, were a barnstorming team that traveled to play in small towns. The team became affiliated with Indianapolis in 1944. In 1952, with Hank Aaron on the team, the Clowns won the Negro American League championship. When Aaron joined the major leagues in 1953, the Clowns replaced him with Toni Stone, the first woman to play in the Negro Leagues. The team played into the early 1970s, more than 20 years after the end of Negro League baseball.

In the 1940s, the ballpark was renamed Victory Stadium to reflect American patriotism during the Second World War.

In 1967 the ballpark was sold to the city, and later that same year it was renamed for former major league baseball player and Indianapolis native Donie Bush, who had served as president of the Indians from 1955 to 1969.

The Indianapolis Capitols, a Continental Football League team, won the league championship in 1969.

During 1987 it was used as the stand-in for both Comiskey Park and Crosley Field during the filming of Eight Men Out, which focused on the “Black Sox Scandal”, the throwing of the 1919 World Series. It was abandoned by the ballclub when they moved to the new downtown ballpark Victory Field in mid-season 1996.

Indianapolis hosted the Pan Am Games in 1987 and the baseball events were held at Bush Stadium.

In 1997, the property was leased by Tony George (president of the nearby Indianapolis Motor Speedway), and converted into a dirt track for midget auto racing and renamed the facility 16th Street Speedway. After two years, the property closed and the stadium fell into disrepair, with no apparent future.

Between 2008 and 2011 the Stadium was used as a storage site for cars traded in as part of the Cash for Clunkers program.

In 2011 it was proposed the Stadium be turned into an apartment complex. The proposal became fact on March 15, 2012 as demolition began on portions of the 81 year old structure.

In August 2013, Stadium Lofts officially opened the doors to new residents and a new chapter in Indiana’s history books!

 

 

To learn more about our unique project and this exciting development, please enjoy the video below:

 

16 Tech downtown technology district from mtodd on Vimeo.

Current Residents

 

# Type Square Feet
Stadium Lofts Style – A A - One bedroom apartment 560-640 sq.ft.
Stadium Lofts Style B Stadium Lofts Style B - One bedroom apartment 615-685 sq.ft.
Stadium Lofts Style C Stadium Lofts Style C - One bedroom apartment 735-760 sq.ft.
Stadium Lofts Style D1 Stadium Lofts Style D1 - One bedroom apartment 750 to 875 sq ft
Stadium Lofts Style D2 Stadium Lofts Style D2 - One bedroom apartment 620 - 680 sq ft
Stadium Lofts Style E Stadium Lofts Style E - Two bedroom apartment 1020 to 1100 sq ft
Stadium Lofts Style F Stadium Lofts Style F - One bedroom apartment 825 sq ft
Stadium Lofts Style G Stadium Lofts Style G- one bedroom apartment 870
Stadium Lofts Style H Stadium Lofts Style H - Two bedroom apartment with Den 1555
Stadium Lofts Style I Stadium Lofts Style I- two bedroom two bath 1350
Stadium Lofts Style J Stadium Lofts Style J- Loft Apartment 795
Stadium Lofts Style K Stadium Lofts Style K - Loft Apartment 1020 sq.ft.
Stadium Lofts Style L Stadium Lofts Style L - Loft Apartment 1325 sq ft
Stadium Lofts Style M Stadium Lofts Style M- Loft Apartment 1450 - 1700 sq ft
Stadium Lofts Style N Stadium Lofts Style N- Loft Apartment 1700

Places Nearby

  • IUPUI

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    420 University Boulevard

    IUPUI is Indiana's premier urban university, with 21 schools and academic units which grant degrees in more than 200 programs from both Indiana University and Purdue University.  Its location within blocks of downtown Indianapolis facilitates advancement of research and teaching, and presents unique opportunities for internships, partnerships, community engagement, and more.


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  • Indianapolis Canal Walk

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    350 Canal Walk

    The Canal Walk, is a 3-mile loop, a popular urban respite for fitness enthusiasts and serenity-seekers alike. This Downtown waterfront is dotted with pedal boats and gondolas, bicycles and surreys.


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  • Indiana Avenue

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    719 Indiana Avenue

    Indiana Avenue is one of six designated cultural districts in Indianapolis.  During its glory days it was an African American cultural hot spot.  Its culture continued to evolve, mirroring the development of the Harlem Renaissance.  A major regeneration of the area has been underway since 2002.


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  • Indiana University Health

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    550 University Bouldevard

    Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive healthcare system. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine, one of the nation’s leading medical schools, gives patients access to innovative treatments and therapies. IU Health is comprised of hospitals, physicians and allied services dedicated to providing preeminent care throughout Indiana and beyond.


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  • Riley Hospital for Children

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    705 Riley Hospital Drive

    From simple, routine care to the most critically ill and medically complex cases, IU Health offers pediatric specialists in every field of medicine and surgery committed to providing the best possible care for children and their families. Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health is a cornerstone of Indiana’s most advanced healthcare system with an expansive network of board-certified pediatric specialists. With almost 90 years in the heart of Indiana, it has long been Indiana’s children’s hospital.


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  • Methodist Hospital

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    I-65 at 21st

    Methodist is a part of IU Health located in Indianapolis, Indiana.  It is the largest hospital in the state and one of only two regional Level 1 Trauma Centers in the state.  Methodist has 802 staffed beds and is one of the largest teaching hospitals in the area.  This hospital specializes in cardiovascular care as well as neurosurgery, urology, organ transplantation, orthopedics and pediatrics.


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  • Indianapolis Museum of Art

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    4000 North Michigan Road

    The Indianapolis Museum of Art serves the creative interests of its communities by fostering exploration of art, design, and the natural environment. The IMA promotes these interests through the collection, presentation, interpretation and conservation of its artistic, historic, and environmental assets.


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  • People Mover Methodist Station

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    The system was put into place in order to connect the Methodist Hospital, the Indiana University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children.  It is notable for being the only private transportation system in the United States constructed to run above public streets. Each of the two tracks carries a train with three carriages for a total capacity of 81 passengers.


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  • People Mover IU/Riley Station

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    The system was put into place in order to connect the Methodist Hospital, the Indiana University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children.  It is notable for being the only private transportation system in the United States constructed to run above public streets.  Each of the two tracks carries a train with three carriages for a total capacity of 81 passengers.


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  • People Mover 11th Street Station

    Stadium Lofts

    The system was put into place in order to connect the Methodist Hospital, the Indiana University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children.  It is notable for being the only private transportation system in the United States constructed to run above public streets.  Each of the two tracks carries a train with three carriages for a total capacity of 81 passengers.


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