Are you ready for some college football? Buy your tickets and book your reservations to attend the Kentucky State University vs. Central State University Circle City Classic on September 23-24, 2016, in Indianapolis.


The host hotel for Kentucky State University is the Westin Downtown Indianapolis, which is within walking distance of the Lucas Oil Stadium. Please be sure to make your reservations soon. The Westin hotel is the Indianapolis Colts’ home, hotel, and the team plays the San Diego Chargers on September 25, 2016, in Indianapolis. The Colts-Chargers game is sold-out, and hotel rooms will go quickly.

The discount rate of $159.00 per night is good until August 24:

Westin Downtown Indianapolis

241 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN. 46204

Reservations:  (800) 228-3000

Westin Indianapolis Information:  (317) 262-8100

Please purchase your game tickets at Kentucky State University or by calling the Athletic Office at (502) 597-6011. The ticket costs are $50, $40, $30, $20, $10. KSU will benefit from every game ticket the University sells.

The KSU Indianapolis Alumni chapter’s hospitality room will be in The Westin. Game tickets will be available in the hospitality suite.

Also, the Indianapolis Alumni Chapter is selling Circle City Classic T-shirts, polo shirts, and rally towels as part of the Indy chapter scholarship fundraiser. The price for T-shirts is $12, polo shirts $25, and rally towels $5.

Order your Circle City Classic shirts now through the Indianapolis chapter.   It is very easy to do:  Click here to download and print out the form.  After completing the order form, email it with the number of shirts that you would like to order to and the organization will send you an invoice via its PayPal account.  You will be able to pay by credit or debit card. Also, you may mail the order form, along with a cashier’s check or money order, to the KSU Indianapolis Alumni Chapter, P.O. Box 2161, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46206-2161.

If you have any questions, please contact Richard Graves (317) 828-7517.

Friday and Saturday, 2016 Circle City Classic Events Schedule:

Friday, September 23

Hospitality Suite Opens at 11:00 am to 10 pm (you may pick up game tickets, shirts, and rally towels)

NCAA Classic Coaches Luncheon Presented by the Indianapolis Colts

Featuring: Head Coaches of Central State University & Kentucky State University

Recognition: Classic High School Student-Athlete Achievement Awards

Time: 11 a.m.


Cost: $40 per person; $400 per table

Location: Westin Hotel, 241 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Contact: Indiana Black Expo Box Office (317) 925-2702

Classic Pep Rally

Featuring: Central State University & Kentucky State University Marching Bands & Cheerleaders

Time: 4:30pm- 6:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: Monument Circle, 1 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Contact: Indiana Black Expo, (317) 925-2702

Kentucky State University and Central State University Alumni Reception

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: Hospitality Suite, Westin Hotel, 241 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Friday Nite Classic Cabaret

Featuring: Frankie Beverly & Maze, Guy Featuring Teddy Riley and Aaron Hall, Lalah Hathaway and Rose Royce2016_cabaret

Time: 7 p.m. (doors open 6 p.m.)

Cost: $55.00-$65.00 and VIP Tables $1,000

Location: Indiana Convention Center, 100 South Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana, 46225

Tickets: Indiana Black Expo Box Office, Lucas Oil Stadium Ticket Office, and all Ticketmaster outlets


Saturday, September 24

Hospitality Suite opens 8:30 am

Centennial Breakfast

Cost: Free

Circle City Classic Parade

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

Route: Begins at North & Pennsylvania Streets

Cost:  Chair seating $10- $16.

Contact: Indiana Black Expo Box Office

Kentucky State University Tailgate

Indianapolis Alumni Chapter

Time: 12 pm-3 pm (outdoor event)

Cost: Free KSU Students and Alumni, Grill Burgers, and Hotdogs,

Location:  South Street (in front of Lucas Oil Stadium)

Private tailgates are welcome on Lucas Oil Stadium parking lot. Tailgate costs are $15 per car. This includes game-day parking.  You may bring your grill and are welcome to stay there until midnight.  Pay the stadium’s parking attendant upon your arrival.

Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, South parking lot

33rd Annual Circle City Classic Football Game

Teams:  Kentucky State University vs. Central State University

Kickoff: 3 pm-6 pm

Cost: $50, $40, $30, $20, $10,

Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Avenue

Tickets: Kentucky State University, online or call the Athletic Office, and pick up your tickets  at the hospitality suite in Indianapolis.

The Game, including the Battle of The Bands and the Post-Game Concert, featuring Big Daddy Kane, Ecstacy, Jalil, Whodini, Doug E Fresh, Slick Rick, and Chubb Rock.

Win, Lose, or Draw… All alumni, students, and supporters will sing the “Alma Mater” with the football team, immediately following the game.  

The after-game party will be in the hospitality room at the Westin from 7 pm until midnight.

All Black Affair Party

Location: The Pavilion at Pan Am Plaza, 201 S. Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, In 46225

Time: 10 pm

Cost: $30.00

Ticket Information: Indiana Black Expo Box Office

Purchase Your Tickets to the Game at Kentucky State University!


We look forward to seeing you in Indianapolis!