Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts are a professional American football team based in Indianapolis. The Colts compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) South division. Since the 2008 season, the Colts have played their games in Lucas Oil Stadium. Previously, the team had played for over two decades (1984–2007) at the RCA Dome. Since 1987, the Colts have served as the host team for the NFL Scouting Combine.

Indianapolis Colts
Current season
Established January 23, 1953; 70 years ago (January 23, 1953)[1][2]
First season: 1953
Play in Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, Indiana
Headquartered in the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center
Indianapolis, Indiana
Indianapolis Colts logo
Indianapolis Colts wordmark
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League/conference affiliations

National Football League (1953present)

Current uniform
Team colorsSpeed blue, white, facemask gray, anvil black[3][4][5]
       
MascotBlue
Personnel
Owner(s)Jim Irsay[6]
CEOJim Irsay
General managerChris Ballard
Head coachJeff Saturday (interim)
Team history
Championships
League championships (4†)
Conference championships (7)
Division championships (16) † – Does not include the AFL or NFL championships won during the same seasons as the AFL–NFL Super Bowl Championships prior to the 1970 AFL–NFL merger
Playoff appearances (29)
Home fields

The Colts have competed as a member club of the NFL since their founding in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1953, after then-owner Carroll Rosenbloom purchased the assets of the NFL's last founding Ohio League member Dayton Triangles-Dallas Texans franchise. They were one of three NFL teams to join those of the American Football League (AFL) to form the AFC, following the 1970 merger. While in Baltimore, the team advanced to the playoffs ten times and won three NFL Championship games in 1958, 1959, and 1968. The Baltimore Colts played in two Super Bowl games, losing to the New York Jets in Super Bowl III and defeating the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl V. The Colts relocated to Indianapolis in 1984 and have since appeared in the playoffs sixteen times, won two conference championships, and played in two Super Bowl games; they defeated the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI, and lost to the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV (all four Super Bowls that the Colts have played in took place at the home stadium for the Miami Dolphins; while based in Baltimore, they played in Super Bowl III and Super Bowl V at the Orange Bowl in Miami, and while based in Indianapolis, they played in Super Bowl XLI and Super Bowl XLIV at what is now Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens).


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