Bush Stadium Seats Being Moved Around Indianapolis
|Set of Bush Stadium seats at Vermont and Alabama Streets
(Photo courtesy of IndyGo)
The seats at the old Bush Stadium will be getting new life around Indianapolis.
Michael Bricker with People for Urban Progress (PUP) says many of the old stadium seats will be taken out, refurbished and turned into seats at various IndyGo bus stops. Bricker says the idea came from two members of company named ECOllaborative and an intern who was working with IndyGo on bus stop amenities.
Bricker says the seats are in fairly good shape but still need to be pulled out, taken apart, repainted, put back together, cleaned up and mounted. He says the cost to do this is not yet known.
IndyGo Director of Business Development Samantha Cross says the first set of PUPstops as they are called, has already been installed at the corner of Alabama and Vermont Streets in downtown Indianapolis.
"It's a wonderful place to pilot a position just to get feedback from the community. We're repurposing a piece of Hoosier history and we also kind of consider it public art at the same time," Cross says.
People for Urban Progress also worked on repurposing the roof of the RCA Dome, which has been transformed into bags, wallets and shelter structures.