The Indianapolis Colts will hold its 2014 Training Camp at Anderson University in Anderson, Ind., with the full squad reporting on Wednesday, July 23. The Colts will return to Anderson for the fifth consecutive year after the team originally spent their summers at the university from 1984 to 1998. Following Training Camp, the team will return to the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center to resume football operations.
The 2014 Training Camp will be located at the Kardatzke Wellness Center/Macholtz Stadium complex located in the Northeast section of the university campus. The public can access the camp via University Boulevard and 5th Street. Campus signage will be present to direct the public to available parking for the duration of camp. Entire practices will be open to the public free of charge. Visitors may park for $5 (more parking information here).
Designed to provide a fun and interactive area for fans to engage with their favorite team, Colts City will be open adjacent to the practice fields beginning Thursday, July 24 through Sunday, August 10. The area includes Colts inflatables, autographs from Colts Cheerleaders, Colts Pro Shop, concessions and interactive booths.
Some special theme days to note:
Kids Day, Presented by Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health – Saturday, July 26th: On this day a special kid’s meal will be available at the concession stands for $2.50 and all Colts Kids Club Members will have the opportunity to participate in a scavenger hunt for the opportunity to win Colts tickets and other prizes. To become a member of the Colts Kids Club, visit Colts.com/kids.
Armed Forces Day – Sunday, July 27th: Members of the armed forces are invited out to Colts training camp for a special day dedicated to the men and women who have served and are currently serving our country. A special parking rate and concession pricing will be available for military members who present a military ID.
BBQ Bash at Training Camp – Thursday, July 31st: The Colts will host a special BBQ Bash during the evening practice at Training Camp. The evening will include special BBQ options at the concessions, a full-squad Colts Cheerleader performance, live music inside Colts City and more!
Fan Clubs Day – Saturday, August 9th: Members of the Colts Fan Clubs (Blue Ladies, Colts Fan Club and Colts Kids Club) are invited out to Colts Training Camp to receive exclusive members-only benefits. With a fan club membership ID card, fans can receive discounted parking and special concession pricing. colts.com/events
NEW BAG POLICY AT TRAINING CAMP
The NFL Stadium Security Policy will be in effect throughout the duration of Training Camp. The Colts are limiting the size and type of bags that spectators may bring into Colts Training Camp area, including Colts City. The following bags are permitted:
- Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.”, including one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags;
- Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap;
- An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at the entry gate.
Parking will be open every day that Colts City is open as well as August 11th, 12th, 13th. It is scheduled (subjective to change) to open around 10:30am every day except for the following days:
*Night practice - July 31st opening at 3:00pm
August 12 – opening at 12:30pm
August 13 - opening at 9:00am
Parking is $5 dollars and $20 for buses. There will discounted parking for $2 (for Cars only) on Armed Forces Day (Sunday, July 27th) & Fan Clubs Day (Saturday, August 9th). Military ID and Fan Club membership cards MUST be presented in order to receive discounted parking on designated days.