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Colts Fans Slow To Sellout Saturday’s Game

As of Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock CST, the Colts reported they still had 5,500 tickets available for Saturday’s wildcard-round game against the Chiefs set for Lucas Oil Stadium.

The NFL gave the Colts an extra day to reach the sellout level and allow the game to be broadcast on NBC in the Indianapolis area. Supposedly, the team has until 3:30 p.m. on Thursday to sell those seats and lift the TV blackout.

From Tuesday to Wednesday morning, approximately 500 tickets were sold for the game. The Colts have 103 straight sellouts and 137 of the last 138 games.

Available tickets are priced between $56 and $155 and can be purchased at any time online at www.ticketmaster.com. The Colts charge-by-phone line is 800-745-3000, and normally available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST.

The Colts aren’t the only team having trouble selling seats. Both Green Bay and Cincinnati hosting Sunday games have tickets available as of the close of holiday business on Wednesday. The Bengals have 8,000 seats remaining, while the Packers are still trying to sell 7,500 seats. Both teams are expected to ask for a one-day extension of the blackout deadline.


8 Responses to “Colts Fans Slow To Sellout Saturday’s Game”

  • January 2, 2014  - ChuckXX says:

    Just my humble opinion but with the advent of 70″, 80″ and even bigger High Def TV’s I think people just say hey instead of dealing with the parking, crowded bathrooms, weather, and the guy in front of me who continuously stands up lets just watch it on the Big Screen.


  • January 2, 2014  - Tenand6 says:

    Off topic:

    Why not use formations on Saturday with Charles and Knile Davis on the field at the same time?

    The Colts will focus on Charles. Davis is a bit of a threat himself.

    Maybe break out a new look and make the Colts pay for overloading their defense to take Charles out of the game.


  • January 2, 2014  - el cid says:

    Put Davis and Charles in the backfield at the same time. Who blocks for who. Want Charles leading Davis in the hole. It would seem to me it would give the defense fewer options to worry about. Stop Charles and if Davis can beat you, congrats.

    I want Bowe to show up for the first time this year. He got the money and is the highest paid decoy in the NFL. I know he is a difference maker on this team, Sat. should be his day.


  • January 2, 2014  - el cid says:

    My off the subject – Packers game will be on the frozen tundra. Well past cold, maybe -0 degrees. Think it is SF, could be battle of the popsicles.

    I know folks say, those fans are used to it, the cold. Well at some point in time, it is too darned cold.


  • January 2, 2014  - Niblick says:

    I was at the Colts playoff game here in Jan 96. It was zero with a wind chill of minus 15. I suppose I would do it again, but at my age I would have to think long and hard. I’m sure many of the Packers fans are feeling the same way. Lets get a win in the warm dome this time.


  • January 2, 2014  - R W says:

    I agree with Chuck XX on the current tech benefits which, with my 70″ TV, makes for an excellent viewing. The drunken fans, fights in the stands, out of control prices all factor in to the decision to watch at home.

    Still, there’s that missing electric atmosphere of being in stadium that TV at home can’t replicate.


  • January 2, 2014  - BigJimInWisconsin says:

    My boss sold his Packers tickets because it’s going to be too cold. We’re used to the cold, but there’s also too freaking cold to enjoy.

    Go CHIEFS!


  • January 2, 2014  - el cid says:

    I am reminded of a Browns football game, on the lake, freezing cold. Father-in-law was huge fan and had borrowed snow suit for me and gloves and boots, the whole magegga. After the first qtr, I was hoping for some disaster would hit me so I could go somewhere to warm up. Do not remember much else, no fun, FUN.




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