Update: Colts confirm training camp move

June 3, 2010

The Indianapolis Colts are moving their training camp from Terre Haute to Anderson, where it was held for the first 15 years the team was in Indianapolis.

The team announced Wednesday that the new camp will be at Anderson University, a private Christian school with 2,700 students in central Indiana. Camp runs Aug. 1-18.

The Colts had held training camp in Anderson starting in 1984, when they moved from Baltimore to Indianapolis, and through the 1998 preaseason. The camp had been in Terre Haute for the past 11 years.

Colts president Bill Polian said in a news release that Anderson was "a successful summer home" for the team for many years.

"People are aware that training camp provides the best possible chance to get close proximity to a team, and we want people to use that opportunity,” Polian said in the statement.

The teams will announce its training camp schedule later this spring. Practices will be open to the public free of charge, but the university will charge a parking fee.

Since the Colts camp left Anderson in 1998, the university has made a number of improvements to the campus, including construction of the Kardatzke Wellness Center, which the team will utilize. It also has added all-weather synthetic field turf and outdoor lights at Macholtz Stadium.

The team, university and city officials have a news conference planned for Thursday morning at Anderson University.


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