INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts will once again be calling Anderson University home for their 2016 Training Camp.
This will mark the seventh straight year the Colts have gone north to Anderson.
As more and more NFL teams elect to stay home for Training Camp, the Colts have loved the get away feel of camp at the Division III campus, located about 45 minutes northeast of Indianapolis.
Dates/times for Colts Camp in Anderson will be announced at a later date.
Fans should expect an earlier start to this year's camp due to the Colts playing in the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 7.
The Colts will now play five preseason games in 2016, one more than normal.
Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, teams cannot report to Training Camp earlier than 15 days prior to their preseason opener (so the Colts could report as early as July 23rd).
Here is more information on the Colts returning to Anderson University:
The team originally spent their summers at Anderson University from their inaugural season in 1984 to 1998 and then returned in 2010. The 2016 training camp will be located at the Kardatzke Wellness Center/Macholtz Stadium complex located in the Northeast section of the university campus. The public can access the camp via University Boulevard and 5th Street. Campus signage will be present to direct the public to available parking for the duration of camp. Entire practices will be open to the public free of charge, however, there will be a parking fee.
Prior to returning to Anderson in 2010, the university has made significant improvements to the campus. In 2002, Anderson dedicated the Kardatzke Wellness Center. The 132,000 square-foot facility connects the O.C. Lewis Gymnasium and Bennett Natatorium at the Northeast end of the campus.
In addition to the Kardatzke Wellness Center, the university has upgraded and enhanced residential facilities on the campus. The school constructed York Seminary Village on the east side of Walnut Street, between 6th and 7th Streets, in Anderson and remodeled 5th Street directly in front of Reardon Auditorium. In 2012, the York Performance Hall and Galleries were added to the Krannert Fine Arts Center.
Improvements to the athletic complex have included new baseball dugouts at Don Brandon Field and an all-weather synthetic field turf and outdoor lights at Macholtz Stadium in the summer of 2008. More recent projects that have been completed include refinements to the practice fields and upgrades to the locker rooms on the Northeast corner of the Kardatzke Wellness Center.
Anderson is a private Christian university of approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. The university continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), Anderson offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing and theology.
Colts players sign autographs following Sunday's afternoon practice.