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Colts will not return to Anderson University for training camp in 2017, per reports

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The Indianapolis Colts will reportedly have a new home for training camp in 2017.

The Anderson Herald-Bulletin’s George Bremer was the first to report the news yesterday, but since then many others have confirmed it: the Colts have informed Anderson University officials that they won’t be returning for camp.

Though there has been no official confirmation from either parties, it looks like the Colts will have a new home for training camp. Yesterday, the Indianapolis Star’s Stephen Holder reported that the Colts are exploring their options, including DePauw University in Greencastle, for possible training camp locations, while simply conducting camp at the team complex in Indianapolis hasn’t been ruled out either.

Anderson has been a longtime host of Colts training camp, as it was the location the Colts first held camp at when they moved to Indianapolis. From 1984 through 1998, it was the home of Colts camp before the team moved to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute from 1999-2009. In 2010, however, the Colts made the move back to Anderson, and they’ve been there since. So for 22 of the Colts’ 33 years in Indianapolis, Anderson University has been the home for training camp. It’s been a good host, but the Colts apparently want to look at other potential options that could be better fits.