Fans continue to support the team

Mike Chappel reports that despite having the 2nd worst record in team history ticket sales remain strong:

“You can only speculate because there’s still a few weeks remaining before the deadline, but we’re tracking similar to last year and the year before,” said Pete Ward, the team’s chief operating officer.

Season ticket holders face a March 1 deadline to renew orders. The team generally realizes a renewal rate of 95 percent on the 60,000 seats available. That figure reflects Lucas Oil Stadium’s 62,408 fixed seats minus tickets held back for Colts employees/players, the visiting team and other corporate responsibilities.

The team has a waiting list of about 9,000 and has sold out every game since 1999, 114 straight including the playoffs.

Despite opinions that Indianapolis will return to being a basketball city after the Manning era this seemingly indicates perhaps there is room in the hearts of Hoosiers for both sports. 

Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.