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Bush Stadium LEAD

Two decades ago, Bush Stadium in Indianapolis would have been on the must-see list for baseball fans planning road trips through the Midwest. Fans can’t see a game at Bush anymore, but they can see the apartment lofts the property’s owners have constructed in the old ballpark’s grandstand.

The units fully open in August; some are already occupied. The apartments vary in size from 560 to 1700 square feet. They offer access to footpaths and trails, and future retail shopping and restaurants are planned near the former stadium.

Other features of the Stadium Lofts in Indianapolis:

• Concrete floors, cherry kitchens and stainless steel appliances
• Patios and balconies in some units
• Nearby technology park
• 9.2 miles to Whole Foods
• 2.4 miles to The Red Garter gentlemen’s club

Rents vary by size of the units.

Built in 1931, Bush Stadium used to serve as the home field for the Indianapolis Indians, a team that was the Triple-A affiliate of several major league clubs during its active tenure. The park was a setting for the Black Sox Scandal film Eight Men Out and the 1987 Pan Am Games baseball competition.

When the Indians moved into Victory Field in 1996, Bush Stadium began a tenure as a track for car racing. It was most recently used as a repository for scrapped automobiles traded into the Cash For Clunkers program from 2008 to 2011.

The video below gives an insight into the construction process. Truth: there’s not a bro in Indy that wouldn’t love to live in this place.

[H/T: Curbed; Photos: Facebook]

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