Colts Will Host Crowd of 10,000 for ‘Fan Appreciation Day’

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The Indianapolis Colts have been allowing 12,500 fans at home games, but have decided to cut that number down to 10,000. So as far as the Colts are concerned, there’s no better time than the present to show fans how much you appreciate them.

That’s what the Colts are doing in the regular-season finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 17. They are hosting a “Fan Appreciation Day.”

The Colts actually have two home games left — the Jacksonville game, and the one this Sunday vs. the Houston Texans. Sunday’s game will mark the first time they cut the number of fans from 12,500 to 10,000. They came to that decision after some talks with the Marion County (Ind.) Public Health Department.

Prior to this weekend, the allowed attendance had always increased — from 2,500 fans at the home opener, to 7,500 a week later, to 12,500 for the four home games after that. For the record, Lucas Oil Stadium seats 63,000.

But the only numbers Colts fans probably care about are 9-4. That’s the Colts’ record heading into the weekend, which matches the Tennessee Titans for first place in the AFC South. You would have to think Colts fans appreciate their team. And now their team has decided to return the favor, even if the Colts are going to return the favor to 2,500 less fans than they’ve become used to seeing.

Sunday — vs. Houston, 1 p.m. EST
Dec. 27 — at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. EST
Jan. 3 — vs. Jacksonville, 1 p.m. EST

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,

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