Indianapolis Indians Overview

Fast facts

League: International League

Head Coach: Randy Lewandowski

Team Mascot: Rowdie the Bear

Year Opened: 1996

Capacity: 12230

City / State: Indianapolis / Indiana

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Indianapolis Indians vs Louisville Bats

Rival Team: Louisville Bats

You won’t want to miss it when the Indians take on the Louisville Bats. Not only are the Indians and Bats divisional rivals their parent clubs are also divisional rivals. An Indian-Bats game showcases many of the future stars of the Pirates-Reds rivalry, so don’t miss it when Louisville comes to town.

Indianapolis Indians vs Columbus Clippers

Rival Team: Columbus Clippers

The Columbus Clippers are one of the Indian’s biggest rivals, and as a result, there is always a lot at stake when the Indians and Clippers play. You won’t want to miss important games down the stretch between these two longtime rivals making an Indians-Clippers game the perfect time to take in a game at Victory Field.

Indianapolis Indians Tailgate Guide


Victory Field is located in downtown Indianapolis giving you the perfect opportunity to explore everything downtown Indy has to offer before the game. The neighborhood surrounding Victory Field is filled with tons of bars and restaurants to check out meaning no matter what you have a craving for you’ll find something to satisfy it here.

If you’re looking to do some more traditional tailgating, then take advantage of the ability to part at Lucas Oil Stadium for weekday games. The Lucas Oil lots are the perfect place to set up a small tailgate and throw back a few beers with your friends and fellow Indians fans.

Finally, those of you making your first trip to Victory Field will want to get some snapshots of the ballpark’s exterior to remember the trip. The Victory Field sign above the ticket booth, and the stadium marquee both provide excellent photo ops, so take a picture of both during your visit to Victory Field.

You’ll have a fun time pregaming before an Indianapolis Indians game as downtown Indianapolis is home to lots of bars and restaurants and offers plenty of room to tailgate, so no matter what kind of pregame party you’re looking for you’ll find it here.


Victory Field Sign and Player Posters

Get a picture of the Victory Field sign above the ticket windows before entering the game. The ticket windows also feature posters of Indians players as well, so make sure to check out both the sign and player posters.

Victory Field Marquee

On your way into the park take a look at the Victory Field marquee as you enter the park. The marque is one of the signature exterior features of Victory Field making it a can’t miss for any fan taking in a game in Indianapolis.

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Where to tailgate

Indianapolis Indians Stadium Guide

In Game

An Indianapolis Indians game is one of the best summer entertainment options in Indianapolis, so come on out and support the Indians today. Victory Field is a great place to spend a summer evening as it’s home to lots of entertainment options no matter what your age.

Victory Park is an especially great place to spend some family time during the summer. The Knot Hole Kids Club gives kids free tickets to every game with membership and also allows kids to run the bases after Sunday games. Kids will also love the ability to get autographs from the players before the game as well. Additionally, the PNC Plaza provides plenty of family fun as well with its selection of games.

Those of you who are more diehard baseball fans will also have an enjoyable time as you’ll be able to watch some of the game’s future stars take the field. The Indians have graduated several excellent players over the years including Luke Appling, Frank Viola, Eric Davis, and Paul Konerko.

You’ll have a wonderful time taking in an Indianapolis Indians game as every game is packed full of fun.

Things to check out

PNC Plaza

PNC Plaza in center field is home to a variety of different entertainment options throughout the game. Stop by and play Speed Pitch, Spin Wheel, and Rowdie’s Water Gun Fun for your chance to win some cool prizes.

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Victory Field Tours

If you’re attending a Tuesday or Thursday game at Victory Field, then schedule a tour of the facility. The tour shows you all around the park including the visiting clubhouse, premium seating areas, indoor batting cages, and more. No trip to Victory Field is complete without taking a tour so schedule yours today.

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Picnic Area

Stop by the picnic area to enjoy a meal with your friends and family while visiting the ballpark. The picnic area is an excellent place to take in a ball game, so arrive early and claim your spot.

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Hot Corner Gift Shop

Pick up a souvenir from the Hot Corner Gift Shop to remember your trip to Victory Field. The Hot Corner Gift Shop is located near the Third Base Gate and is home to a wide assortment of Indians merchandise including jerseys, caps, t-shirts, and much more.

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Don’t miss the Indian’s mascot Rowdie during your visit to Victory Field. Rowdie gets into all kinds of antics throughout the game and is beloved by fans young and old making him a must-see for any fan.

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Knot Hole Kids Club

Sign your kids up for the Knot Hole Kids Club. The Knot Hole Kids Club provides children with a ticket to all home games, a t-shirt, and the ability to run the bases after every Sunday home game. There is no better way to indoctrinate your kids into Indians fan hood so sign them up today.

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Arrive early and get an autograph from your favorite Indians player before the game. Fans can get autographs on the outfield side of the dugouts from the time the gates open up until 30 minutes before game time giving you plenty of time to snag a signature.

Indianapolis Indians Bars & Restaurants

  1. Taps & Dolls


    Long, narrow 2nd-floor tavern features 50 taps, video games & DJ'd weekend dance parties.

    247 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  2. Winner’s Circle Pub, Grille & OTB

    House of Wings Sportsbar Beer 3rd Base Sports Bar Beer Kilroys Beer

    Scratch kitchen turns out American mains & pub grub plus offtrack wagering in a Vegas-style lounge.

    20 N Pennsylvania St #2, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  3. Coaches Tavern

    SpeedZone Tavern Beer Sheridans Irish Pub Beer Kobis Bar & Grill Beer

    Coaches Tavern is a tribute to each cities coaches and athletes who have made an everlasting impact through the years.

    28 S Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. O’Reilly’s Irish Bar & Restaurant

    O Reilleys

    Traditional Irish cuisine and Guinness always on tap.

    36 S Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA


    Bar website

    american - european - $$

  5. Wild Beaver Saloon


    Making your gamedays extra special

    20 E Maryland St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  6. Yard House

    Yard House beer

    Always has that distinct sense of belonging in this place.

    15 W Maryland St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  7. Tin Roof

    Tin Roof beer

    Unpretentious shotgun shack bar & music venue with creative takes on American pub food.

    36 S Pennsylvania St #190, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  8. Stadium Tavern Indy

    Tavern Indy tacos

    Home of indy's best smoked burgers and chicken wings.

    802 S West St, Indianapolis, IN 46225, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. Howl at the Moon

    Howl at the Moon Cocktails

    Lively bar with a party vibe featuring dueling piano shows & novelty bucket drinks. There's never a boring drink!

    20 E Georgia St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. Nicky Blaine’s

    Nicky Blaines drink

    Nightclub offering cocktails, small plates & cigars to a jazzy beat against a vintage backdrop.

    20 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Tavern On South

    Tavern on the South

    Always feeling like a winner.

    423 W South St, Indianapolis, IN 46225, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  12. Tomlinson Tap Room

    beer bottles

    Indiana-brewed craft beers served in a pub overlooking the historic Indianapolis City Market.

    222 E Market St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  13. Kilroy’s

    Kilroys bar drinks

    Good food, good friends, great tradition.

    201 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  14. The Greek Islands Restaurant

    Greek Islands Restaurant

    Authentic Greek cuisine prepared by an amazing Greek family

    906 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  15. Pearl Street Pizzeria & Pub

    Pearl Street

    It's all about the handmade specialty pizzas, sandwiches, and salads.

    65 E Pearl St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  16. Prime 47


    Steaks and seafood paired with wines and live piano music in a monumental setting with tall windows.

    47 S Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  17. Napolese Pizzeria

    Napolese pizza

    Napolese is about artfully made pizza and stone hearth baking.

    30 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  18. Yolk

    Eat Yolk

    One of the best cafes in Indianapolis that serves the most creative breakfast dishes & sandwiches.

    220 E South St, Indianapolis, IN 46225, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $$

  19. Shapiro’s Delicatessen


    Big portions of Kosher-style deli classics are served cafeteria-style.

    808 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225, USA


    Bar website

    american - cafe - $

  20. Weber Grill

    steak grill

    Steaks, BBQ & other classic American dishes in a restaurant overlooking Downtown Indianapolis.

    10 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - steakhouse - $

  21. Harry & Izzy’s

    HarryandIzzys burger wine

    One of the best fine dining experiences out there

    4050 E 82nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46250, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - steakhouse - $

  22. St Elmo Steak House

    St Elmos steak

    The most tender and flavorful steaks are served here

    127 Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$