Colts Ticket Sales Rally
Still Short Of The Goal Line But Driving
(photo courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts)
The Colts website still proclaims that single game tickets are available for every home game this season. But a stellar performance by rookie quarterback Andrew Luck helped rally ticket sales.
"Yeah, we had a little better sales Sunday evening," says Michael Peduto, owner of Circle City Tickets. "It was a bump up from previous couple of weeks. That's for sure."
But on Tuesday, there were still more than 1,000 tickets available for the home opener September 16th against the Minnesota Vikings.
"Certainly, we had an uptick in sales," said Colts Vice President of Ticket Operations/Guest Servcies Larry Hall. But Hall acknowledges that ticket sales still lag behind last year.
"We've still got tickets for all of our games," he said.
Sunday's game against the lowly St. Louis Rams was a sellout in time to avoid a possible television blackout. Another home preseason game approaches August 30th against the Cincinnati Bengals. Hoping to fill the seats for that game, the Colts are offering tickets as part of a package with the October 7th regular season game with the Green Bay Packers, one of the strongest draws in the NFL.
Are the Colts forcing a preseason game on fans who want to see a quality opponent at home?
"To that point, we'd say there's nine other opportunities to do that," said Hall.
He's confident the Colts will sell the empty seats in time to get every home game on the tube. Mike Peduto says it will help if Andrew Luck can keep playing the way he did Sunday.
"The first two or three games will probably sell out now," said Peduto. "Once we see what the team's gonna do, that'll kinda dictate those last few games."