The stunning new home of the Hays + Sons Colts VIP Tailgate Party
Did you know that in addition to handling residential restoration, commercial restoration and restoration for schools, Hays + Sons also does general construction and award-winning home renovation? We were thrilled to handle the build-out of Bullseye Event Group’s amazing new facility—the Bullseye Event Center, located at 723 S. Capitol in downtown Indianapolis.
Transforming a long-unused warehouse
Overall, the project took 3 months from start to finish. The crew at Hays +Sons really got into this project, as we were able to unleash our creativity and really make the space come alive. When we first got a look at this long-unused, 9,500 square-foot warehouse, we knew we had our work cut out for us, but we definitely saw the potential. Planning the layout of the space, together with Kyle Kinnett, from Bullseye Event Group, was amazing.
We envisioned a multi-use facility that could accommodate varying group sizes, anywhere from 100 to 1000 people with an industrial-chic vibe, fully operational glass garage doors, acid-washed concrete floors, natural stone finishes, reclaimed wood and exposed brick walls.
In order to bring this vision to life, here’s what we had to do:
- Knock out the walls that divided the space and add in steel reinforcement.
- Drywall over existing cinder block walls.
- Upgrade the restroom facilities from residential to commercial grade plumbing.
- Install new, stainless steel air ducts throughout the space.
- Create a foyer with glass double-entry doors.
- Create a ramp and bring the entrances of the building into compliance with city codes.
- Convert the existing loading dock into a 1,500 square-foot deck with Trex decking.
Creating an indoor/outdoor pavilion
We also built the Bullseye Pavilion on the adjacent 5,000-square foot space. It features an all-glass front, ship-lap walls and fully retractable windows and doors, which can make the space completely open air so event-goers can enjoy an outdoor experience.
Taking it over the top
As we were finishing the space, we added in luxe touches like a high-def speaker system, three large LED walls and two, four-sided high-def LED pillars (great for game-watching from anywhere in the room), as well as white leather soft seating areas coupled with tall cocktail seating. All of these high-end touches make the space ideal for weddings, trade shows, non-profit, corporate and social events of all types.
The permanent home of the Colts VIP Tailgate Party, presented by Hays + Sons.
Opened to the public in the spring of 2019, the Bullseye Event Center is now the permanent home of the Colts VIP Tailgate Party, of which Hays + Sons is a proud sponsor. The Bullseye Event Center is within a short walking distance of Lucas Oil Stadium, so our VIP guests can conveniently park in our lot and walk to the game.
If you come to one of our Colts VIP Tailgate Parties, come hungry. In-house catering here is provided by Bullseye Catering Group, which is led by Food Network celebrity chef Aaron May. So it’s darn tasty.
We’re pretty happy with the way this turned out. If you want to see the transformation for yourself, watch the video!
About Hays + Sons
For more than 35 years, Hays + Sons has been the property restoration company that families, businesses and schools trust. We’re committed to helping you be prepared when the unexpected strikes, and whether you need help with water damage restoration, mold remediation, fire damage restoration, storm damage restoration, contents restoration or emergency board-up service, Hays + Sons has the capacity and expertise to get you back to normal ASAP.
The compassionate, experienced and trusted restoration experts at Hays + Sons are just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. With offices throughout the Midwest in Fort Wayne, Crown Point, Indianapolis, Columbus, Muncie and Lafayette as well as Cincinnati, Ohio, there’s a Hays + Sons near you.