INDIANAPOLIS – Jeff Saturday has spent 13 years being a part of one of the most successful NFL teams.
Saturday has helped pave the way for many memorable Colts offenses, and he has been a part of 132 victories during his career.
Saturday was a near-annual playoff participant with the Colts, and he started at center for both of the club's Super Bowl teams.
Saturday is in a different role for Super Bowl XLVI, the first championship game held in Indianapolis. He will not be playing in the event, but he is helping mark a great civic moment by hosting "Celebrate the City" on Wednesday, February 1 at the Skyline Club in downtown Indianapolis.
It is an event Saturday hopes local people will attend to meet some teammates and others from around the NFL.
"The event is called, 'Celebrate the City,' and it's exactly that," said Saturday. "People locally will come. People throughout Giants-land and Patriots-land will come and enjoy overlooking the Circle and Lucas Oil Stadium, and the Skyline Club is the most beautiful place to have it. There will be lots of Colts and players from around the league hanging out.
"It's on Wednesday night, kind of before the heavy action starts for the Super Bowl, but we're just hoping people can come out. It will be a low-key, intimate event where people can hang out and mingle with NFL folks."
Saturday understands how special Super Bowl week is to Indianapolis. The city will become the 14th different Super Bowl site. It will give people in the area a chance to observe an event that typically attracts about 150,000 visitors and see the build up to a game that should draw more than 160 million television viewers. Saturday knows it is a special time.
"To have your city on an international stage truly is an impressive thing," said Saturday. "I'm proud of what we've built here. We've made it a football town. There's enough interest in football that we bring football's biggest stage here. It's an incredible feeling to be a part of it. Obviously, you wish you would be playing in it in your own city. If you can't, at least just enjoy the time the Super Bowl is here."
"Celebrate the City" is open to only 400 people. The Skyline Club is located on the 36th floor of the One America Building. Tickets are available by calling (317) 220-6302. They are $200 for club members and $250 for nonmembers. Ten-ticket packages are available for $2,000 to club members and $2,500 for nonmembers.