INDIANAPOLIS – This Sunday, September 8, Colts fans may notice some new faces along the north end zone of the field. For the first time in Colts history, the team will incorporate a tumbling and stunting squad into their on-field entertainment elements. The group, which has been named the Blue Stampede, is comprised of seventeen men and women from around Indiana who served similar roles at their colleges. The squad will tumble, perform stunts and provide additional on-field excitement for fans during games.
The group was created as a part of a continuing effort by the Colts to enhance gamedays for fans.
"Our fans do a tremendous job creating an electric atmosphere at Lucas Oil Stadium on gamedays," said Colts COO Pete Ward, "and the Blue Stampede's task will be to not only entertain but to help our 12th Man in its mission."
This year the team also expanded their pre-game entertainment area outside of the stadium. The new American Family Insurance Touchdown Town extends into South Street along the north side of Lucas Oil Stadium and features several new and improved elements including local food trucks, the Bud Light outdoor bar, a PLAY 60 Zone for youth, a giant TV screen with pre-game coverage, face painting and more. To celebrate this new area, the first 2,000 fans who visit Touchdown Town before Sunday's home opener against the Raiders will receive a free rally towel. Plus, all fans in Touchdown Town this Sunday will receive a free drink with the purchase of an entrée at the US Foods truck.
Touchdown Town is free and opens three hours prior to kickoff at each Colts home game. Visit www.colts.com to learn more about Touchdown Town and all of the Colts gameday initiatives.