INDIANAPOLIS – Colts season ticketholder Justin Johnson was more than happy to pack his bags a few weeks ago and take a trip to the Big Apple.
On behalf of the Colts, Johnson won a contest sending him and a guest to the Colts-Jets game on October 14.
The weekend did not stop just at the game for Johnson as the trip included two complimentary airline tickets, all ground transportation, a hotel room in New York City and $300 of spending money.
Johnson, from Brownsburg, said he was able to sightsee around the city while visiting Times Square, Little Italy and the Empire State Building.
"I would like to thank Mr. Irsay, Megan Oldham and the entire Indianapolis Colts organization for providing this once-in-a-lifetime trip," Johnson said. "They take very good care of their season ticketholders. I feel fortunate and blessed to be the one chosen for this trip. Go Colts!"
Colts Vice President of Ticket Operations/Guest Services Larry Hall said the Colts held an incentive earlier in the year for Super Bow XLVI tickets.
As part of an early season ticket renewal in January, the Colts gave away a pair of Super Bowl XLVI tickets in Indianapolis for three straight weeks leading up to the game.
"We are continuously looking for ways to thank our fans," Hall said. "We looked at our schedule and thought one of the road games that would be exciting to go to was New York because of the city of course."
The New York game was the first time the Colts have provided a trip to a road contest for a season ticketholder and is something the club will evaluate in the future.
"The Colts are going to consider doing things like this in the future because they can never say thank you enough to our fans," Hall said.