Local, state, and federal politicians joined the Irsay family on the platform at the ceremony welcoming the Colts to Indianapolis. Notable attendees included U. S. Senator and later Vice President Dan Quayle (far right), Mayor Hudnut (front row, center), Colts' owner Robert Irsay (to the right of Hudnut), along with other key players in the effort to bring an NFL franchise to Indianapolis. Given the rapid pace of events leading up to the team's arrival, event planners could give the public little advanced notice. Regardless, nearly 20,000 fans attended the ceremony held in the Hoosier Dome.
Crowd and Speakers' Platform, Welcome Ceremony for the Indianapolis Colts, Image 2