The Indianapolis Colts are an NFL football team located in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts were established in 1953, which makes them one of the oldest NFL franchises. They currently play in the AFC South Division with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans. The team is owned by Jim Irsay and their official team colors are royal blue and white.
The Indianapolis Colts are among the most successful franchises in the history of the NFL. This is mostly because they’ve had an abundance of successful quarterbacks throughout their team history (see below). The team began playing in the NFL as the Baltimore Colts from 1953-1983 before relocating to Indianapolis in 1984. The team has made the playoffs 27 times and was crowned conference champions 7 times. They have also played in three Super Bowl’s, winning two of them (1970, 2006).
Like the Colts franchise, the home stadium has undergone major changes since the team began playing in the NFL. While located in Baltimore, the Colts played at Memorial Stadium for 30 years before relocating to Indianapolis. Once in Indianapolis, the Colts played at the RCA dome from 1984-2007. In 2008, the Indianapolis Colts opened a state of the art retractable roof dome stadium called Lucas Oil Stadium (pictured above). Lucas Oil Stadium is among the newest and nicest stadiums in the NFL. The stadium has already hosted some major sporting events, including a Super Bowl and an NCAA Final Four.
Famous Members of the Colts
- Peyton Manning – Future Hall of Fame Quarterback who currently plays for the Denver Broncos.
- Johnny Unitas – Hall of Fame Quarterback
- Andrew Luck – Current Quarterback
- Marvin Harrison – Future Hall of Fame Wide Receiver
- Dwight Freeney – Future Hall of Fame Defensive Lineman
- Reggie Wayne – Future Hall of Fame Wide Receiver