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Colts inch closer to sellout of home opener


In little more than a month, the Andrew Luck era officially begins in Indianapolis. The good news is that only 1,300 tickets remain for the home opener.

The bad news is that 1,300 tickets remain for the home opener, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal.

The number has dropped from 2,000 when training camp opened. It was 4,000 earlier in the year. But with Peyton Manning gone and the season-ticket waiting list exhausted, not even an impressive debut from Andrew Luck has gotten the rest of the tickets sold.

They most likely will be sold at least 72 hours, if not much earlier, before the start of the Week Two game against the Vikings. And if any non-premium tickets remain, hopefully the Colts will reward the fans for suffering through a 2-14 season by buying the remaining seats at 34 cents on the dollar.

The bigger reality is that having Luck on the team isn’t enough to ensure an ongoing high demand for tickets. He’ll have to play well in order to help the team re-connect with the fringes of the fan base.

It also would help if Manning doesn’t perform at an MVP level in Denver.