Single-game tickets for 2012 Indianapolis Colts home games go on sale Tuesday, as the Colts make the final push to preserve their sellout streak.
That streak means a lot, because if games aren't sold out 72 hours before kickoff, they won't be televised.
Victories were hard to come by last season, and only 88 percent of season ticket holders renewed their tickets.
There are still 1,600 tickets available, mostly in the upper regions of the stadium. They sell for $48, $58, $79 and $89.
Sellouts have been a constant for the Colts, as they have sold out 79 consecutive games.
"You can't affect the game from your couch," Larry Hall, vice president of ticket sales, told RTV6's Derrik Thomas. "Come to the game; it's an exciting place to be. It's a shared experience. If they haven't been, we certainly want them to come."
Alan Ladd is a season ticket holder, but his ex-wife gets half the games. He is worried that if games aren't sold out, they'll be blacked out.
"It's going to make it so I can't watch the games on TV," Ladd said. "But I also think it's going to be really hard on the fans who don't have the financial ability to go to games. It's going to be hard on the elderly folks. It's going to be hard on the younger folks who can't afford them."
The regular season home opener is Sept. 17, so there is plenty of time left for those tickets to be snapped up.
University of Indianapolis finance professor Matt Will thinks those remaining tickets will be purchased.
"The Colts are in fantastic shape; they haven't had to offer specials like all-you-can-eat, a little promotion here or there," Will said. "They are in very good condition. They are probably going to maintain their record of sellouts and televised games."
Single-game tickets go on sale on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at Lucas Oil Stadium, at Ticketmaster locations, on ticketmaster.com and through charge-by-phone lines.
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