Atmosphere

The first thing you’ll notice when making the trip to Indianapolis is that without a doubt Indianapolis is a Colts town. Upon arrival, you’ll see a sea of blue and white with fans lining the street in their Sunday bests, which includes, of course, blue and white jerseys supporting their favorite players such as Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton.

Once at the tailgate, you’ll be in for a blast, as any football fan will have a great time tailgating before a Colts game. You’ll be able to take in a variety of pre-game festivities that offer a little something for fans of all ages. Here in Indy, there are tons classic parking lot tailgates held by fans diehard fans who come out bright and early to cheer on the Colts. These tailgates offer a delicious mix of burgers, sausage, chicken, and an Indy favorite the pork tenderloin sandwich among others.

If parking lot tailgating is not for you, there are various pre-game parties held by the Colts. Not only do the Colts offer a festive pre-game area featuring live music and large screen TVs, but they also have a VIP tailgate where fans can meet former players and eat upscale cuisine. Whatever activities you decide to partake in make sure you get there at least three hours before kick-off as most events are first come first serve and fill up quickly.
Arrive early and stay late at the Colts tailgate where you’ll have an incredible time partying with fellow fans before the game.

Traditions

Lucas Oil Stadium Tour

If you arrive in town a few days early make sure to stop by Lucas Oil Stadium and take a tour of this magnificent facilities. Tours only cost $10, so you can’t go wrong spending a few hours seeing the behind the scenes action that goes on at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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Touchdown Town

Touchdown Town, located directly north of Lucas Oil Stadium, is perfect for fans that want to relax and enjoy the tailgating experience without having to go through the hassle of preparing their tailgate. The festivities start up three hours before kickoff and offers something for Colts fans of all ages. At Touchdown Town you’ll find live music, food trucks, and giant TV screens playing all the pre-game coverage you could ever want. Kids also have a chance to participate in the Play60 Zone and meet the Colts Cheerleaders and mascot.

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Indianapolis Colts VIP Tailgate

The VIP Tailgate at the Crane Bay Event Center is perfect for diehard Colts fans looking for a luxurious tailgating experience. It opens three hours before kickoff and offers food catered by Ruth’s Chris Steak House. There is an open bar that offers top-shelf liquors and 17 different beer and wine selections. While enjoying the Luxury amenities you may get the chance to meet former Colts players and NFL alumni who often frequent the VIP tailgate.

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Where to tailgate

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