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Indianapolis, IN 46203

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Entries in Bush Stadium (6)

Bush Stadium Seat Salvage

We partnered with IndyGo, Ecolaborative, and Indianapolis Fabrications to develop the Bush Stadium Seat Salvage project. 

Our goal is to install the seats throughout the city, at bus stops and public spaces.

2013 Indiana Innovation Award Winner: People for Urban Progress

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Centric Indy interviews Michael Bricker and Ryan Gallagher on the PUPstop project.

 

PUPstop program wins Innovation Award

Last week, the PUP and IndyGo collaboration to salvage historic Bush Stadium seating and repurpose as benches at bus stops, known as the PUPstop program, won an Indiana Innovation Award. The awards program is the centerpiece of the Day of Innovation hosted by Centric Indy, a local coalition with a mission to elevate Indianapolis as a globally recognized center for innovation.

“The collaboration with PUP on the stadium seating project is a model for innovation in the public sector,” said Samantha Cross, IndyGo vice president of business development. “We hope it inspires others to take a fresh look at public spaces, infrastructure and collaboration.”

In order to make even more of an impact on transit stops in Indianapolis, IndyGo and PUP have created the program with a cost-sharing component whereby local businesses, community groups and even individuals can sponsor PUPstops. Thanks to cost sharing, within the next few months IndyGo will have placed nearly 20 PUPstops around the city.

The IndyGo staff will determine site eligibility for upgrade to a PUPstop and will work with program participants to negotiate a donation to cover an appropriate share of site costs. Donations to endow PUPstops will range from $850 to $1700. To request a PUPstop or to learn more about the program, visit www.IndyGo.net/PUPstops.

For Full Press Release visit indygo.net

How To Purchase Bush Stadium Seats (updated)

 

Purchase Bush Stadium Seats “as-is” from People for Urban Progress on Thursday, February 21 and Friday, February 22 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, February 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Indianapolis Fabrications (1125 Brookside Ave, Suite G50). Please plan to make payment (cash and credit card only) and pick up seats during these times.

Seats will be sold as single ($45) and double ($80) will NOT include a base (as in, they won't stand up by themselves) and have not been refurbished what-so-ever. Additional information can be found here. Proceeds from the sale of seats will go towards community projects.

Seats may include lead paint. All those purchasing the seats will be required to sign an 'as-is' waiver acknowledging these conditions.

Interested in having some refurbished Bush Stadium Seats in Your Community? Here's what you need to know.

Interested in sponsoring a PUPstop (seating at IndyGo bus stops)? Here's what you need to know.

PUPstops: The Bush Stadium Seat Salvage Project

We have officially launched the PUPstop program in partnership with IndyGo. Perhaps you've noticed some new Bush Stadium Seat installations around town? Do you invision these seats in a neighborhood near you? Read more about the program and put in your request here!

 

We need 13 SPONSORS for 13 DAYS of work at Bush Stadium in order to safely remove all 11,000 seats. Seats will be installed in public places throughout Indianapolis and the state, and will also be available for private purchase. Interested in Sponsoring a Day? Each work day costs $2500, and supports a team of workers and volunteers from PUP, Indianapolis Fabrications, and Ecolaborative. For more details, email: info@peopleup.org and/or ryan@ecolaborative.com.

SPONSORS SO FAR:

1. Central Indiana Community Foundation

2. The Lumina Foundation

3. Ann M. & Chris Stack

4. Wishard Health Services