Man at Mötley Crüe show falls from upper level of Lucas Oil Stadium
A man was injured Tuesday night when he apparently fell from an upper level at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana during the Mötley Crüe performance, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
According to a police report, “an intoxicated man tripped over the Lucas Oil Stadium railing and was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in stable condition” around 10 p.m. Tuesday. Mötley Crüe took the stage at 9:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, IMPD public information officer Samone Burris said the man was “awake and breathing” when police joined him at the concert.
“Additional information I received is that the adult male was extremely intoxicated and leaned over the railing, at which point he fell,” Burris said.
Police are investigating the incident but have no additional information, Burris said.
Spokeswoman Monica Whitfield Brase said in a statement that Lucas Oil Stadium has been “notified that one person was injured as a result of a fall during the (concert)”.
“The person was assessed by paramedics on scene and transported by ambulance to an area hospital,” she said in the statement. “While we don’t know the extent of the person’s injuries, he appeared to communicate with the paramedics on site before leaving the stadium. At this time, we do not believe that other guests or stadium employees have were involved in the incident.”
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Brase said the stadiums and its contractors are “working tirelessly to maintain the highest safety standards and best practices in relation to the physical structure and operations of the stadium”.
All employees and volunteers of Sodexo Live!, the site’s catering service provider, are trained in food and alcohol service standards, she added.
Indy Star, part of the USA TODAY Network, also reached out to concert promoter Live Nation for comment.
Local TV station WTHR first reported the apparent fall late Tuesday night, citing multiple witnesses.
“We saw a figure, at first we didn’t think it was a person, we thought they were throwing volleyballs and different stuff around the crowd. But when you heard the thud two times, so we knew it was a person,” Steven Neeley told WTHR. “You could hear the audible gasps over the music that was playing.”
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The Stadium Tour drew tens of thousands to Lucas Oil and featured Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, all of whom played before Mötley Crüe. The show was originally scheduled for 2020 but has been postponed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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