TICKET REPORT: COLTS EXPECT RCA DOME TO BE PEYTON'S PLACE
The Colts are coming off of a "dismal" 3-13 season, but
Mike Chappell of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS reports that the
ticket base "is one of the team's strongest of the decade."
Colts Dir of Ticket Sales Greg Hylton "expects the team's
season-ticket base to hit 40,000." At midweek, it was
between 38,000 and 39,000. Last season's was 36,500.
Chappell cites new team leadership, in the form of President
Bill Polian and coach Jim Mora, and the selection of No. 1
draft pick QB Payton Manning, as reasons for the sales. The
team had a 90% renewal rate from last year's ticket holders.
They are also offering mini-packages this year, and to date,
2,600 five-game sets and 1,200 three-game sets have been
sold. Hylton: "We're up all across the board." The Colts
increased their ticket sales staff this year to include five
people who "pound the pavement full-time" and four more who
work "primarily" in-office (INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS, 8/13).