Families looking to squeeze the last drop out of summer have the perfect opportunity to do so with the Colts at training camp in Anderson for the next few weeks.
Anderson University is a great host for the team and the fans, providing plenty of area to accommodate entertainment for all ages.
“I think it’s fun for the families just because it’s the start of football, so it gives them a chance to do it together and experience football together. Especially if they’ve got little kids that maybe haven’t really gotten into it yet, this is a good time for them to come and see that we’ve got a lot of other different things for them to do,” says Colts marketing coordinator Ashley Powell.
Colts City has some new and exciting things this year, including the Coca-Cola Social Lounge.
“We’ve got Xbox here, we’ve got some Verizon charging stations for fans, we’ve got our player posters, which we did last year and they were really popular with our fans. We also have a photo booth powered by Huntington that looks really great. So, you can get your picture with some of our fun selfie stands,” Powell says.
The idea is to encourage Colts fans to share their experience on social media using #ColtsCamp and #ForTheShoe and also share their feedback.
“We wanted something where fans could stay and hang out and be in the shade and sit and also communicate with us, tell us what they like, see what they like on social media, just more fan engagement,” says Colts graphic designer Megan Magiera, who also designs the training camp posters. “We want a total technological camp experience.”
In addition, there’s the Play 60 Zone, inflatables, the Colts in Motion traveling museum, meet and greet opportunities with the Colts Cheerleaders and Blue, and for Kids Day on Sunday, July 31st, a rock climbing wall and airbrush tattoos.
Katie and Luis Ruvalcaba of Noblesville take their four kids, Maggie (8), Micah (6), Millie (3), and Merritt (2) to camp at least once a season.
“Because my husband is obsessed with the Colts,” Katie says.
Luis admits that’s part of it.
“Well, I love football. So, it’s fun for me because I get to watch some players occasionally,” he says. “I get to see the Colts in Motion tour bus, but the kids love sitting here eating some frozen ice, there’s Madden 360 going here. And my son has been nonstop going around in the Play 60 inflatables. So, it’s a lot of fun in a lot of different ways.”
You can also check out all the new Colts gear at the mobile Pro Shop and start stocking up for the season.
Tuesday, August 2nd is the BBQ Bash night practice with live music in Colts City, an on field performance by the Colts Cheerleaders, and more.
For a full schedule of Colts training camp activities, go to: http://www.colts.com/fanzone/events/coltscity.html.
See you at camp!