For the first time since moving to Indianapolis, the Colts’ training camp practices this year will be closed to the public. To try to make up for that, the team will be holding two open practices for fans to attend during camp.
The Colts today announced the details of those two practices, which will be held on Sunday, July 30 and Saturday, August 5.
On Sunday, July 30, the Colts will hold an open practice at Lucas Oil Stadium. The team will begin warming up at 1:45 p.m. on that day and will hold practice from 2:15-4:15. Following the practice, the movie Sing will be played on the jumbotrons for fans to watch. Before practice, Colts City will open at 11:30 p.m. and the Lucas Oil gates will open at 12:30. You can get free tickets on colts.com for this practice in mid-to-late June.
The second open practice will be held on Saturday, August 5 at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis. The team will begin warming up at 5:30 p.m. and will hold practice from 6:00-8:00 that evening. Colts City will open at 4:00 p.m., the same time that the gates open. No ticket is required for that practice.
These will be the only two times that Colts fans will be able to see the team in training camp this year, as the other practices will be held at the team’s West 56th Street complex and will be closed to the public. That’s a change from in years past when practices were open to the public, but logistically it makes sense for the Colts - it just sucks for the fans.
So if you want a chance to see this year’s Colts team in action before the preseason action begins, you can make plans to attend the open practices at Lucas Oil and Warren Central High School. Because of the other practices being closed to fans, I’d expect the Colts to really highlight and emphasize these two events as we get closer to camp.