The Indianapolis Colts will play their first home game of the 2015 NFL season on September 22nd, when they welcome the New York Jets to Lucas Oil Stadium.
When they do they will hope to welcome over 62,000 fans to fill the arena. However, after a dramatic incident during the franchise's preseason game last night, there may be a few fans having second thoughts about making the trip.
That's because, as reported by The Associated Press, three fans were treated by medical staff during Thursday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals after a bolt fell from the roof at the eight year old venue.
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Fortunately it appears that non of three three people injured last night suffered serious injury, but, considering the velocity the bolt will have been travelling at having fallen from such a height, it could easily have been much worse.
Capital Improvement Board of Managers, the people in charge of operating Lucas Oil Stadium, have released a statement offering more details on the incident. In it, they explain how the problem came about, as well as offering an update on those fans involved:
It appears the issue was a freak incident and there are no suggestions that there are any larger problems with the relatively new stadium. Unfortunately for the three people caught in the line of the falling bolt, they were simply very unlucky.
Having said that, yesterday's incident is the second in three years involving some sort of stadium malfunction. Back in September 2013, two fans fell into the player's tunnel after a railing collapsed during a Colts-Raiders game.
Colts fans: Have you ever noticed any issues when visiting Lucas Oil Stadium? Have your say in the comments below...