“Blue Monday” celebrates Colts home opener

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 21, 2015) - The Circle City is preparing to host the first Colts home game of the regular season. There are events happening throughout the day to get fans ready for kickoff.

The festivities started early with Mayor Greg Ballard and Kalen Irsay dying the canal blue in honor of the primetime game. Both Ballard and Governor Pence proclaimed Sept. 21 "Blue Monday" in the city and the state.

Fans can get into the Colts spirit during their lunch breaks. Primetime Lunchtime on Georgia Street will provide a pep rally atmosphere from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The first 500 fans to arrive will get a free slice of pizza. The Colts Cheerleaders plan to perform and even former Colts center Jeff Saturday is expected to make an appearance.

Touchdown Town will open an hour earlier than usual ahead of the Monday Night Football game. Fans can start enjoying the Touchdown Town activities at 4:30 p.m. along South Street, just north of Lucas Oil Stadium.