Lucas Oil Stadium New Home Of Big Ten Championship Football

INDIANAPOLIS IN - JANUARY 08: Fans wait to enter the stadium to watch the Indianapolis Colts play against the New York Jets during their 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 8 2011 in Indianapolis Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Big Ten Conference announced this evening that the Big Ten Championship game will be played at Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium through 2015 and the Big Ten basketball championships will rotate between Chicago and Indianapolis over that same time period.

Chicago's Soldier Field had been the other venue for the football championship under consideration, but it gave way to Lucas Oil, an indoor venue and home of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts.

This decision will certainly leave fans that were hoping for a championship in the elements a little disappointed. Many had been hoping the game would, at the very least, rotate between Lucas Oil and Soldier Field, but for now, those fans are going to have to settle climate controlled indoor football for the foreseeable future.

The good news for Penn State fans is that Indianapolis is an easy drive from most East Coast locations and a hike for potential Legends Division opponents like Nebraska and Iowa. The Nittany Lions should be well represented if they can earn a spot in the title game by winning the Leaders Division.

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