INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis Colts fans are seeing blue.
The Colts are part of the NFL’s “Color Rush,” but don’t expect to see Indy’s eye-catching uniform this season.
The NFL experimented with Color Rush uniforms last year, with teams wearing them during Thursday night games. This season, the NFL unveiled special uniforms for all 32 teams, including the Colts’ all-blue look.
But you won’t see the uniforms this season. The Colts play a Thursday night game on Thanksgiving but will sport their normal uniforms against the Steelers.
“Since our Thanksgiving game is not branded as part of the ‘Thursday Night Football’ series, we opted to wait until 2017 to begin wearing the Color Rush uniform,” said Pete Ward, COO of the Colts.
Proceeds from the sale of Color Rush jerseys will go directly to the NFL Foundation to fund health, safety and wellness programs for youth around the country, the league said. The first $500,000 raised from the initiative will go to replace youth and high school equipment and fields lost during flooding in Louisiana last month.
The Colts Pro Shop is offering online preorders for the Andrew Luck version of the Color Rush jersey. They retail for $80 and are expected to ship by Oct. 10.