The Herald Bulletin

Overnight Update

Colts

August 6, 2013

Colts ready for prime time at training camp

ANDERSON, Ind. — For the only time this training camp, the Indianapolis Colts will practice under the lights tonight at Macholtz Stadium.

The session is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. and last until 8:55 p.m. A fireworks show will follow.

Night practices bring back good memories for the players and tend to add a little energy to the festivities.

“Anytime you go under the lights, man, you got the hair on the back of your neck standing up a little bit,” defensive end Cory Redding said. “It’s almost like Friday Night Lights football again.”

Night practices generally draw the largest crowds of training camp. In the past, these practices have drawn between 8,000 and 10,000 fans. Another big crowd is expected tonight.

Head coach Chuck Pagano compares the practice to the team’s annual June mini-camp session at Lucas Oil Stadium.

“We’re excited about tonight,” Pagano said. “The guys are excited about tonight. It’s great to be in the stadium. It’s great to be in front of the fans here. We’re expecting a huge crowd.”

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