Five home games are technically sold out, and a few hundred tickets remain for each of the other three. But demand on the secondary market is softer than last year as fans wonder how the team will bounce back from an 8-8 season.
Indianapolis Colts fans unplugging from cable in favor of streaming their sporting events might want to plan to be at a bar or a friend’s house if they want to catch the Colts play in London on Oct. 2.
In the two days after Peyton Manning announced he would retire from the NFL, the sale of items autographed by the all-pro quarterback skyrocketed 1,000 percent. Only New York Yankees Derek Jeter has rivaled that type of sales increase, according to one New York memorabilia dealer.
Indianapolis’ relatively low key approach to the NFL Combine, which will attract all 32 team owners and around 2,000 team and league personnel, is part of what makes the Circle City such a great host of the event, said event organizer Jeff Foster.
Any sort of official Manning farewell in Indianapolis or elsewhere now has the potential to devolve into a first-rate public relations fiasco as new questions arise about an alleged sexual assault in 1996.