What's good for the Colts wasn't good for country music fans at Lucas Oil Stadium.
While a packed house for the Colts home opener rocked the roof at the stadium, those who filled the seats for Saturday's Kenny Chesney concert - the stadium's first concert - complained about the sound and some even walked out early.
"It's just one great big, long rumble because it's echoing from the roof and from the walls," said Bill Howard, who came from Ft. Wayne for the concert.
The stadium was billed as a multi-purpose facility, but the 1.8-million square foot attraction wasn't a sound venue for fans who paid hundreds of dollars to hear their favorite singer perform.
In e-mails to Eyewitness News, several people who attended the concert complained about the building's acoustics.
"The sound was by far the worst I have ever heard at any concert or club," wrote one viewer. "We couldn't make out the words or even the music."
"We won't be back to a concert at Lucas Oil," wrote another.
The retractable roof was opened to help the sound situation, but many frustrated fans left before the show ended.
"You can't hear nothing," Howard said.
No one from Lucas Oil Stadium was available for an interview Sunday, but a source close to the stadium admitted there was a problem at Saturday's concert and that technicians worked throughout the evening. Although there was improvement, officials say there is still more work to be done.
Similar complaints were lodged when Conseco Fieldhouse opened nine years ago. Improvements were made to that arena to accomodate future concerts.
I'm not sure the acoustics problem can be fixed to the satisfaction of concert-goers. Kirschner also reports that 37 people were busted at the concert, mostly for underage drinking. One concession stand sold beer to a 19-year-old.