After an offseason of upheaval and change, why shouldn’t training camp go through a few changes as well for the Indianapolis Colts?
The Colts will return to Anderson University for their summer training camp for the third straight year on Saturday, July 28. The Colts’ last day in Anderson is Friday, Aug. 17.
One major change will be that the Colts’ morning sessions will be closed to the public, unlike in years past where fans could attend both the morning and afternoon/evening sessions.
The changes begin with the team’s first practice, which will be on Sunday, July 29. Indianapolis had not practiced on a Sunday in the previous two years in Anderson. The days off for players will fall on Wednesday, Aug. 1 and 8, and on Monday, Aug. 13, the day after the team’s first preseason game of the summer.
The Colts have scheduled two night practices. One for Tuesday, Aug. 7, and another on Thursday, Aug. 16, with special teams practice starting at 6:30 p.m. before the offense and defense take the field at 7 p.m. on both days.
Regular afternoon practices are slated to begin at 1:50 p.m. with special teams taking the field first. The offense and defense will begin practice at 2:20 p.m.
Colts City is scheduled to open an hour before practice starts and remain open for a half-hour after practice each day.
Anderson University served as the site of Colts’ training camp from their first season in Indiana in 1984 to 1998. Following a 10-year run in Terre Haute at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, camp returned to Anderson in 2010, drawing an estimated 85,000 spectators. The 2011 camp had an estimated 73,100 attendance at the practices.
For an updated schedule, please visit the Colts training camp practice schedule online.
—Quintin Harlan is a reporter for The Herald Bulletin. Reposted with permission.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson 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 University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing, and theology.