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Baby girl born at Lucas Oil Stadium related to NFL player and Indiana native

Browns wide receiver’s niece born during Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — While the Colts may have lost against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, there was a celebration at Lucas Oil Stadium after a baby girl was born during the game.

And it turns out, the new addition is related to an NFL player and Indiana native.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver and Indianapolis native David Bell told News 8 that the woman who gave birth at the stadium is a member of his family and the baby is his new niece. 

He did not share any other specifics on the new mother or the baby girl but said her welcome to the world was a surprise. “I mean, it was unreal. I knew she would be due within the next few weeks but I didn’t really expect it to be today. You know? Like I said it was God’s time, and I’m just happy to have a brand-new niece in the family.”

Bell played for Warren Central in Indianapolis and went on to be a football star at Purdue. For him, Sunday’s game against the Colts was a homecoming – of sorts – but the stadium is undoubtedly a new forever home to this baby girl.

Monica Brase, a public information and marketing manager at Lucas Oil Stadium, shared warm wishes and congratulations for the family in a statement.

We extend our warmest congratulations and wishes for good health to the family. We also want to express our gratitude to our partners at IU Health, they are consistently well-prepared for any medical situation at the Stadium and yesterday was no exception.

Monica Brase, Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium

In case you’re curious, children two years and younger do not need tickets to attend events at Lucas Oil Stadium.