Indianapolis Colts

The new Indiana Colts stadium worth $675 million will hopefully be open to the public during the opening of the football season for 2008. It will be officially named the Lucas Oil Stadium and will be the venue not only of the Colts’ football games but also of other sporting events like basketball tournaments under the NCAA.

This famous football team already had the RCA Dome, which was also formerly known as the Hoosier Dome, where they have played since the 80s. However, the state of the art Lucas Oil Stadium will definitely be more fanciful with a retractable rooftop not to mention a convention center that is touted to be worth $121.5 million.

If you want to see some good football, catch a Colts game while your in Indy. Known for an exciting high-powered offense you’re likely going to see an entertaining game.

The Colts have not always been known as the Indianapolis Colts. They used to be the Baltimore Colts when they played in 1953, and as the Miami Seahawks which became the Baltimore Colts as early as 1947.

The Indianapolis Colts may have experienced many changes from the time they started playing in 1953 but their uniform and logo has remained unchanged. The Colts still wear their blue and white jerseys with the corresponding blue and white stripes, their white pants with colored blue stripes as well as their helmet with the same logo of a horseshoe. Minor changes were however made with the stripes during the 2004 and 2006 seasons.

The Indianapolis Colts are famous for winning the 1971 Super Bowl as well as the two World Championship feathers on their cap, thanks to Coach Don Shula and their top player, quarterback Johnny Unitas. They however missed the 1995 Super Bowl but made a stellar performance in 1999 thanks to star player Peyton Manning.

The year 2006 was a memorable year for Colts fans as Peyton manning led his team to victory in the Superbowl in February 2007. Manning was cited as the Walter Payton National Football League Man of the Year. This recognition does not only serve as recognition for Manning’s stellar performance in the football field but also his outstanding service to the community.

It may be unknown to some people but Manning has been active in helping disaster victims particularly those who suffered from Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana.

He has also established the PeyBack Foundation which helps children who have been victims of abuse and neglect.

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