INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Support from the Indianapolis Colts likely will at least double the nearly $60,000 collected so far for victims of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse.
Colts owner Jim Irsay says he will donate $1 to the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund for each ticket distributed for the team's preseason home game Friday against the Washington Redskins. Lucas Oil Stadium was a capacity of 63,000 for Colts games.
The team also will encourage fans at the game and through radio, television and online coverage to make $10 donations by texting FAIR to 27722(asterisk).
Central Indiana Community Foundation spokesman Mike Knight says a relocated fair concert by Train and Maroon 5 at Conseco Fieldhouse Thursday was expected raise at least $300,000 for the fund.