Skip to main content
Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck Quite Familiar With What The Colts Will See In London This Season

Intro: No one on the Colts knows London like Andrew Luck. Hear from Luck on what he loves about London and his thoughts about playing in Wembley Stadium this season.


INDIANAPOLIS – Past trips to Wembley Stadium for Andrew Luck have been all about fandom.

His next visit will be all business.

This October, Luck will play in front of a crowd like nothing he's seen in his four NFL seasons.

When the Colts head to Wembley to play the Jaguars, fans overseas will be cheering for a guy who is thrilled to be going back to a place he called home early in his childhood.

"I was excited," Luck said of finding out the Colts would be playing in London this season.

"I was excited mostly for my extended family that has never seen me play."

Luck has twice been inside of Wembley for major soccer events. A 2008 friendly between the United States and England was Luck's first Wembley experience. He also attended the 2013 Champions League Final, which pitted Bayern Munich against Borussia Dortmund.

The ties to London and Europe for Luck are extensive:

-When Luck grew up in Europe, he traveled to NFL Europe games in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Frankfurt and London.

-Addison Luck, Andrew's younger brother, was born in London.

-Luck's girlfriend also has family in the Czech Republic.

"We definitely have fond memories over there," Luck says of spending nine years in Europe. "I loved my childhood over there."

In Luck's yearly visits back to Europe he does notice an NFL presence.

That should continue with the NFL playing three regular season games in London for a third straight year.

"Every now and then again, you'll see a Colts shirt, Colts jersey," Luck says of people overseas. "I think the awareness of the NFL is growing, especially in London. I think TV access, the Internet access has grown exponentially over the past couple of years."

For Colts' fans making the trip to watch their team play against the Jaguars, Luck has offered some touristy advice.

"One, there's a great walk from Big Ben to Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace," Luck says. "Then the British Museum is a great museum. The Rosetta Stone is there. There's an Easter Island statue. The Parthenon from Athens is there. I think that's one of the finest museums in the world.

"It's a great city, so much to do, so much history."

Those daytrips will not be on Luck's agenda this October.

When the Colts touch down in London, the goal is to make sure they get back on that plane Sunday afternoon with a 'W' in their cargo.

"It doesn't matter if it's in London, Bangladesh, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Antarctica. It's a business trip," Luck says. "There will be no tourism for the guys on this team and the coaches on this team.

"The most important thing about the game is about coming out with a win."

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content

2024 Season Tickets - Now Available!

2024 Season Tickets - Now Available!

Season Tickets for the 2024 Season are available now! Get access to the best seating locations, best pricing, and best benefits as a Colts Season Ticket Member!