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Indianapolis Colts Tickets
Indianapolis Colts Tickets - Description
The Indianapolis Colts were originally known as the Baltimore Colts and did not become the Indianapolis Colts until the Baltimore franchise pulled up stakes and moved out in 1984. The Baltimore Colts were officially originally founded in 1953, though they had some ties to a football club that was established in 1913. The Colts have won five NFL championships, with four of them coming from their Baltimore years. The Colts additionally hold the NFL record for most consecutive seasons with 12 or more wins, at seven seasons. The Colts also have the honor of being the first NFL team to have cheerleaders. Jim Irsay, the current owner of the Colts, was, at the time, the youngest owner in the NFL when he assumed control of the Colts at the age of 37.
Watching the Indianapolis Colts
Lucas Oil Stadium boasts many modern architectural innovations that make watching an Indianapolis Colts game more interesting and exciting. The stadium features a retractable roof as well as a movable wall constructed of windows. When the wall of windows is opened, it offers spectacular views of the Indianapolis skyline. The stadium was designed to have a classic look that would mirror surrounding city architecture. The stadium also features two very large and prominent high-definition scoreboards.
Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium
Although technically designated as a multi-function sports venue, the Lucas Oil Stadium is primarily recognized as the home to the Indianapolis Colts. The state-of-the-art facility was constructed in 2008 to replace the Colts' RCA Dome. With modern features such as a retractable roof and a movable glass wall, the Lucas Oil Stadium is renowned as one of the most high-end football stadiums in the country, and it plans to host the Superbowl XLVI in 2012. The stadium contains 63,000 guests in its regular state but can be expanded to provide room for 70,000 visitors.
Indianapolis Colts 2011 Team Outlook
With quarterback Peyton Manning still in top shape even at 35 years of age, the Colts should continue to be a formidable team in 2011. Manning completed 450 passes last season, which was an NFL record, made 679 attempts, passed 4,700 yards and made 33 touchdowns. This led the Colts to finish fourth in the league in terms of both yardage and points. Manning is expected to be just as solid in the coming year as long as he reutnrs from injury healthy. The additions of draft picks Anthony Castonzo and Benjamin Ijalana as offensive tackles, should also help protected Manning. Other promising picks were added as well, so the team should have a strong passing game this year.