Philip B. Wilson's guide to Colts training camp: From autographs to food
July 28, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
ANDERSON, Ind. -- It's time again for some intense NFL preparation and probably a whole lot of perspiration.
Get ready to sweat, not just new quarterback Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts, but fans who will watch their favorite players toil in the extreme heat of training camp at Anderson University.
The first of 16 practice days is Sunday afternoon. The team will break camp after a morning workout Aug.17.
The team and university remind fans to stay hydrated and be prepared for possible 100-degree heat. There will be misting fans, water fountains and first-aid stations, but it helps to drink fluids beforehand.
Last year, an estimated 76,000 people visited the Christian college to see the Colts, which translated to a $6 million economic boost. The year before, the Colts' first season back at Anderson after 11 years at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, the camp drew 85,000 and pumped about $6.5 million into local businesses.