NFL Tragedy #5: The Colts Leave Baltimore
We are continuing our top ten NFL tragic moments. Numbers seven through ten are here, and number six is here. Enjoy...and try to forget.
On March 29, 1984, in the middle of the night, the Baltimore Colts left town to go to Indianapolis.
Unhappy over playing facilities in Baltimore and tempted by an offer of a new 61,000-seat indoor stadium in Indiana, team owner Robert Irsay suddenly moved the Colts to Indianapolis.
What was worse, however, is that the move came without warning. Moving vans came in late one night to take records and equipment out of team headquarters, and the team was out of town before most the city was aware of it.
It was one of the biggest dumps a team could take on a town ever. Most teams at least give some notice.
But not Irsay and the Colts.