Officials: Lucas Oil Stadium safe for events with roof closed, bolt investigation continues

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sept. 18, 2015)– Officials continue to investigate what caused a bolt to fall from the roof as it was being opened at halftime during the Colts preseason matchup with the Bengals, injuring three fans.

John Klipsch from the Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority (ISCBA) and Barney Levengood, Executive Director of the Capital Improvement Board (CIB), spoke to the media Friday about the status of their investigation into the bolt and the stadium’s roof.

The building is certified to be safe for events with the roof closed. Seven loose bolts were discovered and fixed. At this time, there is no timetable as to when the stadium will be able to have the roof open during events. The investigation is ongoing.

Officials said the roof would stay closed Monday night as the Colts take on the New York Jets.

Fans described hearing a loud pop, then seeing the bolt come down into Section 248 on September 3 when the Colts played the Bengals in a preseason game. Two people were taken to the hospital, and one was treated at the stadium. Nobody was seriously injured.

 Video from previous story below:

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