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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 9/30/2023, Last updated: 5/1/2024
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2023 Big Ten Football Championship Game Stadium Policies

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Doors will open for the Big Ten Football Championship Game at 6:15 p.m. ET


Whenever possible, fans should use the stadium entrance noted on their tickets. Stadium staff will assist fans by identifying entrances and exits with reduced congestion.

Ticketing will be almost completely mobile to create a more safe and secure entry experience for fans.


The Big Ten Football Championship Game will be cashless. Accepted forms of payment at concessions and the Colts Pro Shop include: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. Cash-to-card machines will be available for fans who need to exchange their cash for pre-paid debit cards. These machines will be available outside sections 116 and 543.

Alcoholic beverages will be allowed through the end of the third quarter throughout Lucas Oil Stadium for the Football Championship Game.


First Aid stations are areas available to guests with disabilities and other who may require temporary refuge for a variety of reasons.  First Aid personnel will be available to assist guests needing temporary refuge.  Indiana University Medical provides First Aid to all public events inside Lucas Oil Stadium.  The main First Aid office is located in the northwest corner of Street Level, across from section 145.  There are four satellite First Aid Stations throughout the building, located on the Street Level across from section 118, on the Loge Level near section 323 and two located on the Terrace Level near sections 519 and 544. For emergencies during events, please find the nearest security person or usher and they will dispatch help to you, or contact Lucas Oil Stadium at 317-262-8600.  Please refer to the stadium maps for exact locations.


Guest Services staff will be stationed throughout the stadium, and can assist guests with general inquiries, lost and found, directions, emergencies, as well as, assist with accommodations for guests with disabilities.  There are six (6) guest services kiosks located throughout the stadium. 

Lucas Oil Stadium is a fully accessible facility.  All gates and entrances are accessible using wheeled mobility devices. 

The South Lot is located on the corner of Missouri St. and McCarty St. directly adjacent to Lucas Oil Stadium.  The South Lot will be open on Friday and will require a pass to enter on Saturday. Spaces will be allotted for the Big Ten Conference, administration from Big Ten member institutions, corporate partners, BTN and select game management personnel.   Passes for this lot will be distributed by the Big Ten Conference.


Big Ten football fans are the best in all of college sports because of their passion, enthusiasm, and team support. The players, coaches, staff and fans shape the Big Ten image. We encourage our fans to create a high-energy environment supporting their favorite team while maintaining a family-oriented atmosphere.

Lucas Oil Stadium has established Rules of Conduct that will allow everyone in attendance at the stadium to enjoy all aspects of a Big Ten game. Any violations of these rules could result in immediate ejection from the stadium.

These rules include, but are not limited to:

  • Anyone not credentialed attempting to enter the playing field, or unauthorized entry onto the playing field, and interfering with the progress of the game

  • Refusing to show ticket when asked by a stadium representative

  • Attempting to sit in seats for which you are not properly ticketed

  • Using foul or abusive language or gestures

  • Threatening other patrons with words and/or actions

  • Fighting

  • Throwing or kicking any object in LOS or onto the playing field

  • Interfering with other guests’ ability to enjoy the game

  • Wearing clothing with abusive or vulgar terminology or inappropriate photographs or symbols

  • Wearing obscene or indecent clothing

  • Standing on seats

  • Stepping over chairs from one row to another

  • Standing, sitting or loitering in aisles, stairs, ramps or other areas of conveyance

  • Placing food or beverages on walls, ledges or overhands that may spill or drop on guests below

  • Running or jogging in Lucas Oil Stadium

  • Disorderly conduct

  • Public Intoxication

  • Possession or use of drugs

  • Public indecency

  • Obstructing justice

  • Criminal trespass

  • Selling items or tickets on Lucas Oil Stadium property

  • Distributing or displaying handbills without prior consent

  • Smoking (except outside gates) or spitting


All guests will be subject to inspection upon entering Lucas Oil Stadium. The following items are not permitted in Lucas Oil Stadium: food and beverage items, bottles, cans, liquor containers, tumblers, weapons, coolers, bags, large purses, backpacks, video recorders, horns, artificial noisemakers, large signs, promotional items with commercial slogans or identification, all forms of fireworks, animals except for ADA service animals, any objects that obstruct another guest’s view of the playing field and any missile-like objects. Items that are considered irritants will also not be allowed inside Lucas Oil Stadium. These irritants include, but are not limited to: laser pointers, strobe lights, oversized flags, banners, or signs. The Big Ten Football Championship Game management staff will determine whether a specific item in this category represents an “irritant” to other patrons and whether it should be prohibited. Please be advised that nothing larger than a small personal handbag, subject to inspection, will be permitted inside Lucas Oil Stadium.