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Media Guidelines

All the need to know information for season long and single game credentialed media

 

ABUSING CREDENTIAL PRIVILEGES
When issuing media credentials, it is the expectation that recipients will actively produce written, photographic, and/or audio content on, about or pertaining to Indy Eleven in a professional manner. Unfortunately, not everyone adheres to this expectation.
Anyone caught abusing their media credential privileges (attending matches without reporting, drinking, not following rules) will have their credentials revoked and will be ineligible for Indy Eleven media access for the remainder of the 2018 USL Season.
 
ACCESS
All credentialed media personnel will be asked to enter into Lucas Oil Stadium through the Northwest Gate. Credentialed media can begin entering the stadium at two (2) hours prior to kickoff. All credentialed media must have their credentials visible and physically on them at all times. Anyone caught without their credential in a restricted area will be escorted out of the stadium (unless they have a ticket; they will be escorted back to the appropriate seat/section).
Credentialed media will only have access to Street Level (SL; 100 sections), Event Level (EL; field access) and Loge Level (LL; 300 sections [West side only]) floors of the stadium. All other areas of the Stadium are off limits unless advance permission is given.

For Field Access: Take the elevators that are located to the immediate right of the Northwest Gate entrance down to the Event Level (EL) to access the field. Photographers will be permitted to be stationed behind each goal, but not on the sidelines. Bibs will be required once again and will be provided by the team for the duration of the match. Bibs will need to be turned back in to the Indy Eleven Communications team before you leave the stadium.

The press box will accessible on the ADA platforms in Sections 344-345 on the West side of the stadium by taking the elevator by the Northwest gate. Aside from required reserved seating, all seat in the press box will be first come, first serve for all matches.
 
NO MEDIA WILL BE ALLOWED TO ACCESS INSIDE/OUTSIDE PLAYER LOCKEROOMS.
 
The Media/Photo passes will grant access to seating in the BYB (North Goal) and General Admission (South Goal) sections where seating is available; Fans with tickets will get seating priority in these areas. Credentialed media personnel will be asked to relocate should they be in seating not permitted by Indy Eleven/Lucas Oil Stadium.

Signage will be posted and ushers will be available to help direct everyone where to go on game days. 
 
ALCOHOL
The consumption of any alcoholic beverage(s) is strictly prohibited by anyone actively reporting on or attending Indy Eleven matches at Lucas Oil Stadium by use of a season long or single game media credential. Failure to comply with this standard will result in ejection from Lucas Oil Stadium for the remainder of the match. Multiple offenses can result in a media credential being revoked for the remainder of the 2018 USL Season.
 
APPLICATIONS
Single game credential applications will open five (5) days prior to game day and the applications will close two (2) days prior at 5:00 p.m.
Any applications submitted after the deadline may not be seen or accepted. Applications can be found at https://www.indyeleven.com/single-game-cred
 
CONTACTS
You can contact the Indy Eleven Communications Department should you have any questions, comments or concerns:
Trey Higdon – Content Communications/Media Relations Manager – (317)828-4337 (mobile) – Trey@IndyEleven.com
Steven Krusie – Director of Marketing and Communications – Steven@IndyEleven.com 
 
ENTRANCE
All media personnel are to enter Lucas Oil Stadium through the Northwest Gate. Media can begin entering the stadium two (2) hours prior to kickoff. To access the field, take the elevators that are located to the immediate right of the Northwest Gate entrance down to the Event Level (EL) to access the field.

To access the press box, enter through the automatic doors and make a right. Head down the hallway and take the first set of escalators up to the 300 level; make another right. Enter through the “MS Companies” doors and make a left. The Press Box will be located at the ADA platform in front of the 344 section. Power outlets, printer, copier and Wi-Fi access will be available.
 
 
INTERVIEWS
Any Indy Eleven player or coaching staffing post-game interviews must be coordinated with the Indy Eleven Communications Department. Credentialed media are not to approach any player or coaching staff for interviews without prior permission from an Indy Eleven Communications official. The media scrum should gather in the Event Level tunnels underneath Section 108 in the Northeast corner of the field after the conclusion of the match—requested players and coaching staff will be sent over based on their availability.
Visiting team’s media scrum should gather in the Event Level tunnels underneath Section 117 in the Southeast corner of the field after the conclusion of the match.
 
 
PARKING
Credentialed media parking (season long and single game) is located in the South Lot. All other lots are off-limits to credentialed media unless permitted in advance. 
 
PHOTOGRAPHERS
For Field Access: Take the elevators that are located to the immediate right of the Northwest Gate entrance down to the Event Level (EL) to access the field.
Warmups: Photographers can station themselves anywhere behind either goal without restriction.
Pregame activities (Anthem, first kick, coin toss, starting XI): Photographers will be allowed on field at this time.
During the match: Photographers can station themselves anywhere between the corner and the edge of the 18-yard box on either side of each goal. Photographers shoot on the South end of the field must be positioned BEHIND the “INDIANAPOLIS” end zone area. Photographers will not be allowed to cross behind the goal unless the run of play is on the opposite side of the field from which they are shooting. To get to the opposite side of the field, photographers will need to pass through the East or West tunnels—not along the sidelines. Refer to the image below:

Only designated Indy Eleven photographers will be permitted on the sidelines at any time.

Bibs will be required once again and will be provided by the team for the duration of the match. Bibs are located by the Northwest entrance to the field. Bibs will need to be turned back in to the Indy Eleven Communications team before you leave the stadium.

 

PICKING UP CREDENTIALS

Those needing to pick up single game or season long media credentials and parking passes can do so by visiting the Media Will Call located at the Northeast gate of Lucas Oil Stadium underneath the Colts Pro Shop marquee. Those picking up credentials and parking passes can briefly park in the ADA drop-off to pick up requested parking to the South Lot. Media Will Call will open two (2) hours prior to kickoff and will remain open until 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Single game credential requests MUST be submitted in advance will not be accepted on game days.

Single game credential applications will open five (5) days prior to game day and the applications will close two (2) days prior at 5:00 p.m.

Any applications submitted after the deadline may not be seen or accepted. Applications can be found at https://www.indyeleven.com/single-game-cred

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