Colts will allow up to 12,500 fans at next home game

The Indianapolis Colts have welcomed small groups of fans for every home game this season, and the crowd on Oct. 18 is expected to be capped at 12,500 fans — the largest group they've permitted so far this season.
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The Marion County Public Health Department has approved a plan allowing up to 12,500 fans to attend the next home game of the Indianapolis Colts.

Indy (2-1) has played all of three of its games in front of small crowds. The Colts host the Cincinnati Bengals on Oct. 18.

After a season-opening loss at Jacksonville, county officials permitted up to 2,500 fans to attend Indy’s home opener against Minnesota and up to 7,500 last weekend against the New York Jets. The Colts won both games at Lucas Oil Stadium, which has a capacity of 63,000.

Single-game tickets go on sale Friday and will be sold in pods to maintain social distancing between groups. The team said in a statement that season-ticket holders will have priority. The team also must fulfill ticket requests for players and coaches from both teams, NFL officials, and broadcast partners of the league.