VIP Colts Tailgate Info You Need to Know for Game Day

We’re here to answer your questions, and tell you what you need to know before you come to the Colts VIP Tailgate on game day.


Where is the tailgate?

The tailgate is hosted at the Crane Bay Event Center at 551 W Merrill St, Indianapolis, IN 46225. (map) The Crane Bay Center had two open patio areas along with seating and couches to sit indoors.

The Outside of the Crane Bay Event Center

Where is Lucas Oil from there?

From the Crane Bay, Lucas Oil Stadium is a short two block walk to the east down Merrill St. in downtown Indianapolis.

What time does it start?

The tailgates start three hours before kickoff for all the Colts home games. You can double check the times here. The tailgate ends at the start of the game.


Who’s going to be there?

We have visits from the Colts cheerleaders, former Colts players, and NFL alumni, live broadcast site of ESPN 1070’s The Fan with JMV and Big Joe Staysniak, and the event is emceed by Laura Steele.


What’s going to be there?

Great food, great drinks, and a party atmosphere. There’s also a Microsoft gaming area inside the Colts VIP tailgate that has 10+ Xbox gaming stations, a live auction on signed Indianapolis Colts memorabilia, a photo booth with props, HD TVs showing pre-game broadcasts, and Draft Kings onsite at the tailgates using Microsoft Surface tablets to sign attendees up for Fantasy Football.


What’s there to eat?

We have a buffet catered by Morton’s Steakhouse. The menu will include filets, pulled pork sliders, parmesan truffle matchstick fries, chili, cornbread, and key lime pie. Yum!


What’s there to drink?

There’s an open top-shelf cocktail bar hosted by Fuzzy’s Vodka, refreshments from Coca-Cola, and an open beer and wine bars featuring bottled beer and bottled wine from Miller Coors and Heineken.

Outside of the VIP Colts Tailgate

Don’t forget to check your bags with Lucas Oil Stadium guidelines.

Remember to bring the noise.

The Colts always play better at home games supported by the best fans anywhere. Or if you’re a fan for the other team, that’s good too!

And wear your best game face.


Colts Super Fan at Lucas Oil Stadium

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And as always Go Colts!



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