Indianapolis Colts fans excited to see quarterback Andrew Luck, the team's top draft pick, or simply get on the field poured into Lucas Oil Stadium on Wednesday for the team's mini-camp.
Some fans took the opportunity to snap up tickets abandoned by other fans after the Colts' 2-14 campaign in 2011, RTV6's Norman Cox reported.
A big crowd was waiting outside the stadium well before the gates were opened. When guards finally let them in, the majority headed straight onto the field.
The mini-camp represented a rare chance not only to get inside the stadium and watch a practice, but to also get on the playing field with the roof open.
While fans were eager to get a glimpse of Luck and other players, they weren't quite as sure about the ticket offer.
"I don't know," one fan said when asked about the tickets. "I'm thinking about it."
Other fans were picky about the seats.
"I've thought about it," said another fan. "If there were some lower-level ones, I might buy them. I don't really want upper-level."
Fans who were buying got a chance to check out the view from their potential seats.
"I really like the idea of being able to come down here and see the seat, pick out the seat. I know what the view is going to be," said one fan who snatched two seats.
The new season ticket holders said fans who bailed on the Colts will be sorry, and they're confident they'll have the last laugh when the team starts winning again.
"Fair-weather fans -- we did this 14 years ago," one fan said. "We'll go through some growing pains. We'll be all right."
The Colts said they still have a waiting list for season tickets but that some people who were contacted asked to stay on the list but didn't want to buy tickets right away.
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