Imagine gaining VIP access to your favorite National Football League (NFL) team's stadium, with access to the locker room, VIP suites, press box, and the tunnel that your team storms out of on game day. It is a pipedream for most, but for a select few, it's a reality---and they never have to leave the comforts of their own home.
Google announced on Friday that they have partnered up with the Indianapolis Colts to provide to their devoted fans the ultimate VIP experience, right from their computers. With the use of Google Maps, Colts fans can get unprecedented access to the off-limits areas of Lucas Oil Stadium (which was ranked as the "Best Stadium Experience" according to Stadium Journey Magazine).
A simple search of Lucas Oil Stadium on Goggle Maps brings up the opportunity to explore all three concourses of the impressive stadium. On the 3rd floor, you can see the lavish VIP lounges complete with their own private bar adorned with numerous flat-screen televisions to always provide the ultimate view of the game. The second level gives you access to the luxurious private suites that are designed to comfortably fit you and 20 of your closest "football-crazed" friends. Last but not least, the 1st floor gives you the NFL experience (without the risk of concussion) with 360-degree field-level views, an interactive trip up the player's tunnel, and access to the expansive Colts' locker room.
This new partnership is great for diehard Colts fans, but for the fans of other teams, the wait may not be long for their chance to get a VIP tour. According to Samantha Murphy, reporter for Mashable, Google would like to expand to other NFL stadiums across the country and hopefully be able to provide a comprehensive photo guide to the NFL stadiums. So while Google may only be working with the Colts at this time, fans of the NFL's 31 other teams have reason to hope that they might be VIPs in their own stadium in the near future (even if that means sitting on their couch while watching the game on television).