Denver and Indianapolis were the last two teams to receive a green light from local authorities to play in front of packed stadiums when the season began.
The Indianapolis Colts received approval Tuesday to receive 100 percent capacity for their home games the following season, becoming the last team in the NFL to receive permission from their local government.
The team said the decision came after consulting with the Marion County (Indiana) Department of Public Health. Total capacity for Colts games at Lucas Oil Stadium is 63,000 attendees.RELATED
100% CAPACITY FOR COLTS HOME GAMES THIS SEASON. Many thanks to Mayor Hogsett and Dr. Caine for their guidance through a very difficult time. #GoColts
– Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) June 29, 2021
Colts owner Jim Irsay first announced the news on his social media, which was followed by a statement from the team. In his post, Irsay thanked Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Marion County Public Health Director Dr. Virginia Caine “for their guidance through a very difficult time.”
Attendance around the NFL was limited last season by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some teams played in front of empty stadiums, while the Colts were one of the few teams that had a limited number of spectators during their home games.
With the green light for Lucas Oil Stadium, all 32 NFL teams will have a full stadium for next season. Getty Images
The NFL informed its clubs in May that all but two of the league’s teams – the Denver Broncos and Colts – had received a green light from state and local governments to open their stadiums to 100 percent capacity when the teams return. encounters. The Broncos announced earlier this month that they had received approval for 100 percent capacity at Empower Field at Mile High.