The fact that the Colts sold out the meaningless preseason finale, which will feature plenty of guys who won’t have NFL jobs by Friday night, suggests that the Colts will find a way to sell out the games that count.
Still, it hasn’t happened yet.
According to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star, roughly 1,000 tickets remain for the September 16 game against the Vikings.
“We’re optimistic they’ll be sold,’’ Colts COO Pete Ward said Tuesday.
Per Chappell, the Colts have sold out 113 of their last 114 regular-season and playoff games, with 79 in a row. No game has been blacked out at Indianapolis since September 21, 2003, against the Jaguars.
To avoid a blackout, all non-premium seats must be sold at least 72 hours before kickoff. Teams can purchase unsold tickets at 34 cents on the dollar, an exception that rarely gets mentioned when teams are trying to get fans to buy the seats at 100 cents on the dollar.