Super Bowl XLVI is coming to Indianapolis and the USPS is officially ready for the big game. Having worked closely with the NFL planning committee as well as local officials, the US Postal Service is pleased to announce that disruptions to postal service as a result of the Super Bowl should be minimal.
The Postal Service will make changes to its downtown Indianapolis operations to aid in security and accommodate the planned activities associated with this year’s game. The changes are necessary as the Indianapolis Main Post Office, 125 W. South St., and Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) are located alongside Lucas Oil Stadium, the site of this year’s game.
Customers can expect changes to last from Jan. 28 through Feb. 6 and may have an effect on delivery through Feb. 8.
Retail operations at the Main Post Office will be suspended from Jan. 28 through Feb. 6. Alternative retail services are available at:
• Circle City Station
456 N. Meridian St.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Mapleton Station
2650 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Retail services will also be available at the Super Bowl Village USPS Retail Store, which will open on Friday, Jan. 27 and close on Monday, Feb. 6. The USPS Retail Store will be located in The Huddle, on the second floor of the former Nordstrom building.
The PO Box section at the Main Post Office will remain open until Friday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. It will reopen on Monday, Feb. 6 at 8 a.m.
Collection boxes on Capitol Avenue, including those in the lobby of the Main Post Office, and Illinois Street (in the immediate vicinity of the stadium) will be removed. Collection boxes in the Convention Center will be sealed.
The Postal Service will also temporarily relocate the Business Mail Entry Unit (BMEU) to Park Fletcher Station and Caller Service operations will be temporarily relocated to Mapleton Station.
• Park Fletcher
2760 Fortune Circle East
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
As a result of the security restrictions, beginning Jan. 30 through Feb. 5, USPS customers could notice minimal to moderate delivery delays for some mail.
As an additional security measure, on Feb. 5, the Indianapolis P&DC, which is an around-the-clock operation, will close for a 24-hour period.