Colts training camp moving to Anderson

Colts training camp moving to Anderson

There are 19 comments on the FOX59.com WXIN-TV Indianapolis story from Jun 2, 2010, titled Colts training camp moving to Anderson. In it, FOX59.com WXIN-TV Indianapolis reports that:

IndySportsNation.com has confirmed the Indianapolis Colts will move their annual summer training camp to Anderson University this year.

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Duke Bennett

Terre Haute, IN

#1 Jun 2, 2010
If possible, through continued inaction we are planning on running the rest of anything interesting out of TH. Industry is next (what is left) We dont plan to be in the running for any of the proposed foreign auto manufacturers either. Right now to build our tax base we are primarily concentrating on over taxing our shrinking population and annexation. Under my administration we have lost Pfizer (per head the highest payer in the region) and many others, Colts camp and the Terre Haute air show, really there is little left thats interesting to keep people here. Those that do stay are too old or too poor to own a car. We had started some nightlife in downtown under previous administrations. Few people go down there anymore though because just as soon as we did, the State Police bombarded the area with 4-6 cars running non stop inside of about 16 square blocks. Dont want to say anything though to post command..rockin the boat ya know. My next target should be the special olympics. I plan to do an hour face time and get out-too shy to meet the organizers.
Yep

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#2 Jun 2, 2010
I found it interesting that ole' Dukey commented about the low turnout at the Memorial Day event on Monday. I was seriously thinking about going, but when I heard he was going to be there and "speak" I decided to pay my honors in other ways. I hope he enjoys the next 18 months because that will be the end of his reign of stagnation.
Jimbo

United States

#3 Jun 2, 2010
It was nice to always be mentioned as home of Colts training camp, but does anybody actually think that it had a huge economic impact on Terre Haute-beyond:
1. Kleptz Restaurant
2. That convenience store in front of Rose-Hulman.
3. the gas stations and fast food joints at 46 & 70.

?????
Yep

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#4 Jun 2, 2010
Jimbo wrote:
It was nice to always be mentioned as home of Colts training camp, but does anybody actually think that it had a huge economic impact on Terre Haute-beyond:
1. Kleptz Restaurant
2. That convenience store in front of Rose-Hulman.
3. the gas stations and fast food joints at 46 & 70.
?????
Very true. I think the economic impact on the community was often extremely overstated. And I don't think Rose-Hulman really wanted them there. Let's face it, the Colts needed Rose far more than Rose needed the Colts.
Sycamore Sam

Terre Haute, IN

#5 Jun 2, 2010
So long glorified practices. Major economic issue? No. One less thing to do in the summer in TH? Yes.
Yep

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#6 Jun 2, 2010
I just watched TV10's report on the Colt's departure and they had the usual overinflated numbers from none other than David Patterson (Convention and Visitors Bureau).

The Rose-Hulman spokesman said it was a "budget neutral" thing that they simply did for the community.

Don't worry Davey...I'm sure the new Rex baseball team will easily replace the economic boost the Colts are taking with them.

Riiiight.
hummm

United States

#7 Jun 2, 2010
he has to find something so his brother-in-law has people in his hotels!! cause it will be a few years before the casino gets here
Ted Turner

Terre Haute, IN

#8 Jun 2, 2010
Jimbo wrote:
It was nice to always be mentioned as home of Colts training camp, but does anybody actually think that it had a huge economic impact on Terre Haute-beyond:
1. Kleptz Restaurant
2. That convenience store in front of Rose-Hulman.
3. the gas stations and fast food joints at 46 & 70.
?????
Im thinking it probably did have more than you are giving it credit. One of the best teams in football was being visited by sports networks and all sort of press, these translate into tourism revenue and almost help offset the cost of running a tourist bureau. The was a jerk comment but Im thoroughly disgusted with this cesspool of stagnation and if I didnt make a terrific living here I would be gone.
Warren Buffett

Terre Haute, IN

#9 Jun 2, 2010
Yep wrote:
I found it interesting that ole' Dukey commented about the low turnout at the Memorial Day event on Monday. I was seriously thinking about going, but when I heard he was going to be there and "speak" I decided to pay my honors in other ways. I hope he enjoys the next 18 months because that will be the end of his reign of stagnation.
The unfortunate thing is I think he is a good guy with a positive outlook. Burke was a criminal p.o.s. but stuff was happening, like him or not-crybaby criminal that he was, I would vote for him again.
Latisha

Milford, MA

#11 Jun 3, 2010
I think they could have let RHIT and Terre Haute know before we heard it in the press and I think they could have given more notice than less than two months before they are supposed to practice. Personally I used to love the Colts. But their one miraculous scratch your way to the Superbowl win and new stadium has WAY overinflated their ego's to the point they are not fun to watch anymore. Go BEARS!
Local Dude

Terre Haute, IN

#12 Jun 3, 2010
It's all about money. Rose spent more to host than the Colts paid for the accomodations. Do you think the Colts and City of Indianapolis would host the NFL Combine every year if it cost more to host it than they were paid by the league? The reason Hulman Center doesn't host more concerts is that promoters spend more to bring an act here then they make in ticket sales. I wasn't a business major, but this sounds like a bad deal. In addition, it was great for the community and I will miss the notoriety and attending here and there, but I don't think it was a fantastic money-maker for our economy. Like the above poster stated, probably a few gas stations and restaurants, but I wouldn't think anything too major.
Sam Brown

Terre Haute, IN

#13 Jun 3, 2010
It came down to simple economics. The Colts wanted more money and Anderson University (and Tire Barn) was willing to pay 'em. Rose-Hulman is first and foremost a university, not a training camp site. Good riddens to the Colts. Maybe we won't have to listen to their rubbish all the time on the news. Pay attention to the Rex this summer. Those kids play for nothing.
Homer

Punxsutawney, PA

#15 Jun 3, 2010
Looks like more money lost for Terre Haute. What a shame! I wonder how many people will still be buying the sports clothing with the Colt's name!
Simpson

Milford, MA

#16 Jun 3, 2010
I say good riddance too. I am sick to death of everyone freaking out over the Colts They have over inflated ego's. Peyton is a choker. Anyone good is gone. They are going to start a downhill spiral into LOSERS starting very soon if not this year. They got that purty new stadium at the expense of a bunch of poor people who couldn't afford it and they have a history of sneaking out the backdoor when nobody is looking. Be careful Indy, someone may make them a better offer and they will leave you with an empty new stadium.
LameondGaymondGo awaymond

Altoona, PA

#17 Jun 3, 2010
So, Neck tattoo was on the news and said that without Colts camp, a lot of kids would be out getting in trouble. So, no Colts causes you to go out and commit criminal acts? I hate kids and their whole generation.
Colts

Chicago, IL

#19 Jun 3, 2010
I'm sure Rose didnt want them to leave. They were making a killing with the $10 to park. All proceeds going to the athletic department!
Vasco DeGama

Terre Haute, IN

#20 Jun 3, 2010
LameondGaymondGoawaymond wrote:
So, Neck tattoo was on the news and said that without Colts camp, a lot of kids would be out getting in trouble. So, no Colts causes you to go out and commit criminal acts? I hate kids and their whole generation.
Same dude was saying that people will now go out and do things they shouldnt. OBVIOUSLY, as evidenced by the ni g l et crawlin around in the car with him.
Mojo

United States

#21 Jun 4, 2010
Simpson wrote:
I say good riddance too. I am sick to death of everyone freaking out over the Colts They have over inflated ego's. Peyton is a choker. Anyone good is gone. They are going to start a downhill spiral into LOSERS starting very soon if not this year. They got that purty new stadium at the expense of a bunch of poor people who couldn't afford it and they have a history of sneaking out the backdoor when nobody is looking. Be careful Indy, someone may make them a better offer and they will leave you with an empty new stadium.
Dude your a fuckin idiot!!! They signed a contract with Indianapolis for 30 years. Your probably just another jealous Bears fan!!! Stupid people make me Laugh. Oh ya I also love how people try to call out one particular player for their "team" losing a game. Lets see, its called a "team" for a reason no matter what the sport is. And who are the good ones that are gone? Lets see, Dallas Clark, Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie, Pierre Garcon, Jeff Saturday, Dwight Freeney, Robert Mathis, Gary Brackitt, Adam Vinitari, Bob Sanders and that one guy, I think his name is Peyton or something like that. You know, that quarterback who's breaking all the NFL records!!! Ya that Guy!!! He sucks ass!!!
Simpson

Milford, MA

#22 Jun 4, 2010
breaking all the records and only one tiny ring. sounds to me like mojo likes the colts. do you have season tickets? Good for you. Keep pumpim your money into sports and then bitch about the price of everything else. get a doctor bill and bitch, but you'd pull a Ben Franklin out your stinking butt hole to go see Peyton cry and shake his fist whenever he CHOKES again. Sick. Why do you think everyone that doesn't agree with you is an idiot? Sounds like you got some issues you need to work on mojo. Why don't you go blow!

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