INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – After a lot of anticipation, Peyton Manning had his statue unveiled outside of Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday afternoon in a ceremony that began at 3 p.m.
The schedule for speakers was follows:
Our own Chris Hagan opened the ceremony at 3 p.m. He announced the impressive roster of speakers
- Joe Hogsett
- Mitch Daniels
- Bill Polian
- Tony Dungy
- Jeff Saturday
- Roger Goodell
- David Letterman
- Jim Irsay
- Peyton Manning
The ceremony took place on the north plaza outside of Lucas Oil Stadium.
It was free and open to the public. Gates opened at 12 p.m. (located at the corner of Capitol and South streets.) The first 20,000 fans received a special edition poster of #18.
The ceremony took about an hour and features serious and funny stories from a collection of special speakers.
The special guest was none other than David Letterman, who treated his speech like a monologue on the Late Show.
Peyton ended his speech saying, as I told the world a year and a half ago, I will always be a Colt.”
For an inside look on how the statue was created, click here.