If it happened to be a musical setting, the very extensive article in the current Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) about Lucas Oil Stadium could certainly be seen as such.
The overture to a musical play or opera sets the scene and, often contains brief bits of the music to be found in the total setting.
This IBJ article sets the stage by telling us that the stadium is "aging" - going on ten years - then gives us bits and pieces of information which we will be hearing for years to come.
Every time another new such structure goes up, we will be farther behind in "keeping up with the neighbors." Already we have fewer escalators, poorer Wi-Fi connections and less special seating capacity. (Suites, boxes, etc.)
We’re told that the retractable roof is a great asset. We seem to recall that it was included at the demand of the football team, at an estimated additional cost of about $50 million. If we’ve passed nine years there, that is a total of 3,285 days. Precisely how many of those days have patrons of an event been able to enjoy that particular amenity?
It all boils down to the fact that this is indeed the "overture" to a years long campaign which will go forward advocating the complete replacement of the current building.
This overture opens with a softly played string section. Over the years, the brass will be added, along with booming tympani. The end result, in ten or fifteen years, will be a populace so accustomed to hearing this "music" that the "need" will be accepted - or at least not actively opposed.
And the city of Indianapolis will once again be high on the list of favorites of the NFL greed merchants. Temporarily!