The Indianapolis Colts have been one of the most successful franchises in the NFL over the past two decades. Colts football can be traced back as late as 1946, but didn’t make it in the NFL for good until 1953. Under head coach Weeb Ewbank, the Baltimore Colts won two NFL championships in nine seasons. In 1968 the Baltimore Colts made its first Super Bowl under head coach Don Shula and won its first Super Bowl in 1971 by defeating the Dallas Cowboys. In 1984, the Colts made the move from Baltimore to Indianapolis and have been there ever since. The Colts struck gold in 1998 when they selected Peyton Manning with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft. With Manning under center and Tony Dungy running the show as the head coach, the Colts embarked on more than a decade of playoff appearances including a Super Bowl XLI victory over the Chicago Bears. The Colts have retired seven numbers and have nine players in their Ring of Honor. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Indianapolis Colts tickets.
2016 Colts Season Preview
The Indianapolis Colts had their best season since 2009 in 2014, falling just one game short of reaching the Super Bowl. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has continued to evolve into one of the best passers in the game, and is among the most feared throwers in the AFC. Where the Colts offense has been stellar in the passing game, they have struggled mightily running the ball. To sure up their running game in 2015, Indianapolis picked up veteran rusher Frank Gore, who should be able to mentor the talented, but young Daniel Herron. The Colts will be also looking for improved play on the defensive side of the ball, with the team drafting 5 defensive players in the 2015 NFL draft, including D’Joun Smith, one of the drafts most talented corners. Key departures from the Indianapolis Colts roster includes longtime star Reggie Wayne. Don’t’ expect the loss to slow down Andrew Luck and Ty Hilton’s aerial assault, and for the Colts to run through what should be a weak AFC South division in 2015.
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Indianapolis Colts Football at Lucas Oil Stadium Address: 500 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46225
Indianapolis plays its home games at Lucas Oil Stadium located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Lucas Oil Stadium was opened in 2008 and seats 67,000 screaming fans. It is unique in that it has a retractable roof and moving windows facing the city. In addition to being the home of the Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium also hosts NCAA basketball tournaments. The Indianapolis Colts home bench is on the Lucas Oil Stadium sideline with sections 135-145, so for seats near the team, look to these sections when buying Indianapolis Colts tickets. Lucas Oil Stadium parking information is covered in our Colts event guide.
Colts vs. Patriots
Two of the more successful franchises since 2001, it comes as no surprise that this would be the most notable rivalry in the NFL. These two teams have combined for multiple Super Bowls and 6+ AFC Championships in the last 15 years. With three playoff matchups including two AFC Championship games, the stakes always seem to be at its highest when these two teams faceoff.
This rivalry has continued to get better over recent seasons as the Texans have improved as a football team. With both teams playing in the same division, games are often more intense in their two matchups then the other games they play throughout the season.
Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl, AFC Championship and NFL Playoffs
This rivalry has picked up steam over the last few seasons with the Texans improving in the win column. With these two teams competing two times a year, it is only natural for there to be a love/hate relationship. As a result of being in the same division, the intensity is usually higher when these two teams meet.
Indianapolis Colts Event Guide
When do gates open prior to a Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium?
They will open to the public two hours before kickoff.
What’s the best way to get to Lucas Oil Stadium?
It’s in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, so if you can walk or take a taxi from where you’re staying, that would be your best bet. Otherwise we suggest buying a parking pass ahead of time and driving.
How do I get cheap Indianapolis Colts tickets?
TicketCity offers the most competitive prices in the market, so for cheap Indianapolis Colts tickets, check back regularly. Many things can factor into ticket prices, like opponent and how the Colts are doing. For your best bet on cheap Indianapolis Colts tickets, look at preseason tickets, which can be below face value.
Do my kids need a ticket to get into a Colts home game?
All patrons must have a ticket, regardless of age.