The Indianapolis Colts have responded to the growing concerns about the Capital Improvement Board's (CIB) annual deficit. In their official statement, the Colts claim that a recent Indianapolis Star story is inaccurate in explaining what the Colts have contributed financially to the CIB and the cost of operating Lucas Oil Stadium.
This is no doubt a response to an Indiana Senate committee recently OK-ing a bill that would force the Colts to "pony up" $5 million to the CIB each year to help pay off the operating deficit; no small amount even for a professional sports team. Judging by the Colts.com article, the Colts aren't going to take this without a fight. The city envisions this one way, and the Colts another. This leads into my poll today: