INDIANAPOLIS – Tickets for the Colts Wild Card Playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs went on sale Monday morning.
This is the first time Indianapolis will host an NFL playoff game since 2010 and the city is ready for the jump in tourism.
“It’s due time, and it’s a huge perk for Indy tourism,” said Morgan Greenlee with Visit Indy. She said sports tourism helps reels in around 22 million visitors to the city each year.
With thousands of Chiefs fans expected to travel for this game, this weekend is already promising to be a huge win for Indianapolis.
“When we get to add an additional game to our calendar, that’s a huge spike in economic impact to the city, it’s a huge spike in occupancy,” said Greenlee. “You’ll see our hotels full. You’ll see our restaurants full and just a lot of energy and ambiance going on in the city.”
Colts Vice President of Ticket Operations Larry Hall said he wasn’t sure yet if the game would sell out, but the organization is happy with how sales are going so far. It’s running a playoff campaign all week to get the word out.
“Right now we’ve got about 7,000 people tickets to sell. Today’s been going really, really great,” said Larry Hall. “We’re doing really well. Colts fans are always awesome.”
He added that fans wishing to go, but not wanting to shell out a lot of cash have options. There are still several tickets available for about $60. Fans can purchase tickets here.