Gen Con 2016 to Expand into Lucas Oil Stadium
INDIANAPOLIS (December 3, 2015) Gen Con, the largest hobby gaming convention in North America, has reached an agreement to expand its events space into Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium for its 2016 convention. As part of this expansion, Gen Con will move several large events into the stadium’s exhibition space, including the wildly popular True Dungeon events. Gen Con 2016, the 49th convention in the show’s history, will take place August 4-7.
“Expansion into Lucas Oil Stadium is another exciting step forward for Gen Con,” said Adrian Swartout, Gen Con CEO/Owner. “Gen Con has grown to host nearly 200,000 turnstile attendees, and it is evident that we have to accelerate our growth plans to meet attendee, exhibitor, and event organizer demand. Expansion into Lucas Oil Stadium allows Gen Con to keep offering more gaming, exhibition, and entertainment options each year.”
A large-scale, life-size gaming experience, True Dungeon creates an immersive environment where players can solve puzzles and battle giant monsters. Attendees will have easy access to True Dungeon events through a corridor that directly connects the Indiana Convention Center to Lucas Oil Stadium. True Dungeon’s 2016 event will feature an expedition through lava caverns and a mission across an underground city.
“We are very excited to offer an improved coaching and adventure experience with our new location,” said Jeff Martin, creator of True Dungeon.
Gen Con will announce additional events hosted in Lucas Oil Stadium in the coming months. Last year, Gen Con had record numbers of events (14,000+), exhibitors (400+), and unique attendees (61,000+). Since 2010, the show has more than doubled in size.
For additional information on this news release, please contact Stacia Kirby at (206) 363-1492 or [email protected].
About Gen Con
Gen Con, LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, science fiction, and adventure game convention in North America, Gen Con, The Best Four Days In Gaming!™. Acquired in 2002 by former CEO and founder of Wizards of the Coast Peter Adkison, the company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Gen Con 2015 was Co-Sponsored by Mayfair Games and Paizo Inc. Gen Con is a destination for attendees from all 50 states, every Canadian province, and more than 50 countries.
For more information, visit www.gencon.com.
About Lucas Oil Stadium
Lucas Oil Stadium is a state-of-the-art retractable roof, multi-purpose facility seating over 67,000 fans while featuring spectacular views of the downtown Indianapolis skyline. Opened in 2008 as the home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, this facility already boasts an impressive resume having been named the 2009 Sports Facility of the Year by Street and Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal. Lucas Oil Stadium was the site of Super Bowl XLVI, the 2011-2015 Big Ten Football Championship Games and the NCAA Men’s Final Four Basketball Championship again in 2015 after first hosting this event in 2010.