“With approximately two minutes remaining at half time at the Indianapolis Colts vs. Cincinnati Bengals game this evening at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, there was an occurrence with the movement of the retractable roof. The roof was in process of being opened for the second half of the preseason game. A bolt from the fixed structure sheared and dropped into seating section 248 (located in the northwest corner of the lower seating bowl). Once the stadium authorities were notified, the movement of the roof was stopped immediately.
On-site medical personnel deemed all injuries to be non-life threatening. One female and one male were attended to by I.U. Health medical personnel and then transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. The third person was a male who was treated and released on site.”
Now CIB officials release a statement saying a full roof inspection by experts is being performed to ensure fan safety:
"The Capital Improvement Board and the appropriate contractors are assessing the causes of the incident during the roof operation at last night’s preseason game," reads a statement released on behalf of Barney Levengood, executive director of the Capital Improvement Board. "The safety of everyone who attends and works events at Lucas Oil Stadium is our top priority. Once the full inspection of the roof has been completed, more information will be made available."