Google Maps is now offering photo tours of NFL stadiums. Having already given similar treatment to thousands of landmarks throughout the world, a move into sporting venues seems like a natural progression of sorts for the Maps team. First on the list is Lucas Oil Stadium — home of the Indianapolis Colts — and football fans can expect what Google is calling a "VIP" 360-degree look at the venue. Best of all, you're not limited to the gridiron. Google's tour promises a unique experience that users normally wouldn't have access to without visiting Indianapolis and paying $10 for a guided stadium tour. But tours at Lucas Oil Stadium are limited to an hour in length; with Maps, there's no limit on the time you can spend exploring.
"You can march out of the tunnel and down the field towards the end zone, just like Andrew Luck did all season," the Maps team writes in a blog post detailing the new project. Maps can take you directly inside the Colts home locker room, where Peyton Manning hung his helmet for so many years. All three stadium concourses are also included for anyone that'd like to get a lay of the land ahead of a real-life visit to Lucas Oil. Finally, you'll be able to check out three suites normally reserved for top-dollar celebrity and corporate guests. So what if you'll never be able to walk into the Quarterback Suite? At least now you can brag to friends that you know exactly what it looks like.
Google says "Lucas Oil Stadium" and "Colts Stadium" are the two search terms that will get you started on the tour from a desktop browser or compatible Android / iOS hardware. You can also find it by visiting Google's Street View Gallery.