“Operation Blue Out” Celebrates Return on Primetime Football to Indianapolis
Commemorative Poster, Gameday Handouts Available for Fans
INDIANAPOLIS – Earlier this week, the Indianapolis Colts announced their “Operation Blue Out” efforts to celebrate the team’s back-to-back primetime appearances and the return of primetime football to Indianapolis. This Sunday, October 20, will mark the first primetime game in Lucas Oil Stadium since 2011 as the team host’s NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Fans are encouraged to wear blue to the game and to pick up a special edition “Operation Blue Out” poster at participating Central Indiana Meijer stores starting at 4 p.m. today, October 16.
At the game, the first 3,000 fans inside the American Family Insurance Touchdown Town will receive a blue foam finger, compliments of WTHR Channel 13, and the first 50,000 fans inside the stadium will receive a blue rally towel, compliments of Lucas Oil Products.
Visit www.colts.com/blueout for more information.
“OPERATION BLUE OUT” COMMEMORATIVE POSTERS (OCTOBER 16-20)
In honor of the return of primetime football to Lucas Oil Stadium, and in partnership with WTHR Channel 13 and 1070/107.5 The Fan, the Indianapolis Colts have created a commemorative “Operation Blue Out” poster for fans. The posters will be available at six (6) Meijer locations throughout Central Indiana from 4:00-8:00 p.m. beginning on Wednesday, October 16 through Friday, October 18, while supplies last.
- Pike Plaza Meijer -5349 Pike Plaza Rd, Indianapolis, Ind. 46254
- East Washington Meijer -11351 E Washington St, Indianapolis, Ind. 46229
- Avon Meijer -10841 E US 36, Avon, Ind. 46123
- Carmel Meijer -1424 W Carmel Dr, Carmel, Ind. 46032
- Southport Meijer -5325 E Southport Rd, Indianapolis, Ind. 46237
- Noblesville Meijer -17000 Mercantile Blvd, Noblesville, Ind. 46060
HANK FM TICKET PROMOTION (OCTOBER 16-18)
Listen to Hank FM all week long! Every morning at 7:10 fans will have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Colts vs. Broncos game and a meet-and-greet with country music star Sara Evans before the game.
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTESTS (OCTOBER 16-18)
Beginning Wednesday, October 16, the Indianapolis Colts will host contests on Twitter (@colts), Facebook (facebook.com/colts) and Instagram (@colts) giving fans the opportunity to win a variety of prizes, including tickets to the Denver game. Stay tuned to www.colts.com/blueout for information.
In addition, local businesses are encouraging to submit a photo of their office going blue for the opportunity to win a COLTSTRONG Office Takeover, which includes catering and visits from Colts Cheerleaders and Blue. Photos can be submitted at www.colts.com/officeparty.
BLUE’S SCHOOL SHOWS (OCTOBER 16-18)
Throughout the year, Indianapolis Colts Mascot Blue hosts a variety of educational, interactive school shows throughout Indiana. Students attending his shows during “Operation Blue Out” week will be encouraged to wear blue and each student will receive an “Operation Blue Out” poster. His school show schedule is listed above. All school shows are closed to the public.
BLUE’S FAN VAN (OCTOBER 16-18)
Throughout the week, Blue’s Fan Van will be making stops at Meijer stores in the Indianapolis area, to distribute prizes to Colts fans who are showing their team spirit by sporting blue apparel. A complete list of stops during “Operation Blue Out” week can be found above and online at www.colts.com/blueout.
BLUE LIGHTS ON SOUTH STREET (OCTOBER 14-20)
The Indianapolis Colts have installed blue LED string lights on the trees along South Street in front of Lucas Oil Stadium. These lights will be on beginning at 7 p.m. through 7 a.m. each day of the week during “Operation Blue Out.”
BLUEING OF THE CANAL (FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18)
On Friday, October 18, at 6:30 a.m. the Colts will turn the Canal in Downtown Indianapolis blue in honor of “Operation Blue Out.” Media who would like to attend may park on Robert D. Orr Plaza between the Government Center buildings off of West Street.
WTHR CHANNEL 13 POSTER PASSOUT (FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18)
On Friday, October 18, WTHR Channel 13 will host a drive-thru poster pass-out at their headquarters, located at 1000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, Ind., beginning at 6:30 a.m. while supplies last. To pick up a poster, cars should enter the WTHR parking lot off of Tenth St., just west of Meridian St.
COLTS BLUE FRIDAY (FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18)
The Colts host Meijer Blue Friday events before every home game at various Meijer store locations. Meijer Blue Friday events include Colts cheerleader autographs, Colts giveaways and Colts In Motion, the team’s traveling museum (weather permitting). Fans may also win Colts tickets to upcoming home games through a spin-to-win wheel and register to win autographed items. The Blue Friday on October 18 will be held from 5-6 p.m. at the Noblesville Meijer store (17000 Mercantile Blvd, Noblesville, Ind. 46060). Fans will have the opportunity to win tickets to the Colts vs. Broncos game at the event.
GAMEDAY (SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20), presented by Lucas Oil Products
As primetime football returns to Lucas Oil Stadium, the Indianapolis Colts have planned some special activities on gameday for their fans. These include a free zipline in American Family Insurance Touchdown Town from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., blue foam fingers from WTHR Channel 13 to the first 3,000 fans inside American Family Insurance Touchdown Town as well as blue rally towels, courtesy of Lucas Oil Products, for the first 50,000 fans inside the stadium. American Family Insurance Touchdown Town is located on the north end of Lucas Oil Stadium, along South Street and the adjacent parking lot. It will open at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, and close at 8:00 p.m. in preparation of kickoff at 8:30 p.m.
- American Family Insurance Touchdown Town (5:30-8:00 p.m.)
- Operation Blue Out Foam Fingers, provided by WTHR Channel 13, to first 3,000 fans
- Free Zipline Rides
- Blue Carpet Photo Booth
- Operation Bleu Cheese Burger and Colts Blue Buffalo Wrap at US Foods Truck
- Blue Rally Towels, courtesy of Lucas Oil Products, to first 50,000 fans at the game
- National Anthem and Halftime Performance by multi-platinum selling country music artist Sara Evans
The Indianapolis Colts are now accepting deposits for the 2014 season ticket waiting list. Fans can join the waiting list by visiting www.colts.com and clicking the Tickets tab at the tab of the home page.