Colts announce Operation Blue Out
In honor of their back-to-back appearances on national television this week, and to celebrate the return of primetime football to Lucas Oil Stadium, the Indianapolis Colts have announced an "Operation Blue Out" beginning October 14 through October 20. During this time, the Colts are asking fans across Indiana to wear blue throughout the week. In addition, the team has planned several events and promotions around this effort, including a special edition poster, Blue's Fan Van Stops, blueing of the canal, and much more.
The Colts will travel to the west coast on Monday, October 14, to play the San Diego Chargers on ESPN's Monday Night Football before returning to Lucas Oil Stadium on October 20, for a matchup with the Denver Broncos on NBC's Sunday Night Football. This is the first primetime football game to be held at Lucas Oil Stadium since 2011. The primetime games will be televised locally on WTHR Channel 13. The radio broadcasts can be heard on 1070 and 107.5 The Fan, as well as 97.1 HANK FM. Both media outlets are teaming up with the Colts to support the "Operation Blue Out" efforts.
Below is a list of activities the team has planned for "Operation Blue Out." Fans and media are encouraged to use #OpBlueOut on social media throughout the week. Visit www.colts.com/blueout for more information.
BLUE WEEK DECLARATION
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard has declared it "Blue Week" throughout the city beginning October 14-20. A copy of the declaration can be viewed at www.colts.com/blueout.
"OPERATION BLUE OUT" COMMEMORATIVE POSTERS
In honor of the return of primetime football to Lucas Oil Stadium and in partnership with WTHR Channel 13 and 1070/107.5 The Fan, the Indianapolis Colts have created a commemorative "Operation Blue Out" poster for fans. The posters will be available at six (6) Meijer locations throughout Central Indiana beginning at INSERT TIME on Tuesday, October 15. They will be available each day of the week at INSERT DISTRIBUTION LOCATION of these locations, while supplies last, from INSERT TIME.
- Pike Plaza Meijer -5349 Pike Plaza Rd, Indianapolis, Ind. 46254
- East Washington Meijer -11351 E Washington St, Indianapolis, Ind. 46229
- Avon Meijer -10841 E US 36, Avon, Ind. 46123
- Carmel Meijer -1424 W Carmel Dr, Carmel, Ind. 46032
- Southport Meijer -5325 E Southport Rd, Indianapolis, Ind. 46237
- Noblesville Meijer -17000 Mercantile Blvd, Noblesville, Ind. 46060
BLUE'S SCHOOL SHOWS
Throughout the year, Indianapolis Colts Mascot Blue hosts a variety of educational, interactive school shows throughout Indiana. Students attending his shows during "Operation Blue Out" week will be encouraged to wear blue that day and each student will receive an "Operation Blue Out" poster. His school show schedule is listed above. All school shows are closed to the public.
BLUE'S FAN VAN
Throughout the week, Blue's Fan Van will be making stops at Meijer stores in the Indianapolis area, to distribute prizes to Colts fans who are showing their team spirit by sporting blue apparel. A complete list of stops during "Operation Blue Out" week can be found above and online at www.colts.com/blueout.
BLUE LIGHTS ON SOUTH STREET
The Indianapolis Colts have installed blue LED string lights on the trees along South Street in front of Lucas Oil Stadium. These lights will be on beginning at 7 p.m. through 7 a.m. each day of the week during "Operation Blue Out."
BLUEING OF THE CANAL
On Friday, October 18, at 6:30 a.m. Colts Alumnus Jeff Saturday will turn the Canal in Downtown Indianapolis blue in honor of "Operation Blue Out." Media who would like to attend may park on Robert D. Orr Plaza between the Government Center buildings off of West Street.
GAMEDAY – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, presented by Lucas Oil Products
As primetime football returns to Lucas Oil Stadium, the Indianapolis Colts have planned some special activities on gameday for their fans. These include a free zipline in American Family Insurance Touchdown Town from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m, blue foam fingers from WTHR Channel 13 to the first 3,000 fans inside American Family Insurance Touchdown Town as well as blue rally towels from Lucas Oil Products for the first 50,000 fans inside the stadium. American Family Insurance Touchdown Town is located on the north end of Lucas Oil Stadium, along South Street and the adjacent parking lot. It will open at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, and close at 8:00 p.m. in preparation of kickoff at 8:30 p.m.
- American Family Insurance Touchdown Town (5:30-8:00 p.m.)
- Blue Rally Towels from Lucas Oil Products to first 50,000 fans inside the gates
- Operation Blue Out Foam Fingers, provided by WTHR Channel 13, to first 3,000 fans
- Free Zipline Rides
- Blue Carpet Photo Booth
- Blue food items at the US Foods Truck