It’s Nov. 26, and the temperature is 49 degrees at kickoff in Indianapolis. So of course, the Colt have thrown open both the windows and the roof at Lucas Oil Stadium for their game with AFC South rival Tennessee.
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) November 26, 2017
This is just the 16th time since Lucas Oil Stadium opened in 2008 that the Colts have had both the roof and windows open. The biggest reason the Colts usually keep the roof closed if there’s any threat of rain is because the field doesn’t have a crown to drain water. But the skies couldn’t be sunnier or more clear Sunday.
The Colts are 8-7 when both are open, 8-0 when the roof is open and the window is closed, 33-15 when both are closed and 1-5 when the roof is closed and the window is open.
The decision to open the roof caught some people by surprise.
Why is the roof open???!!!! #TENvsIND
— Suzanne Westbrook (@tnchic) November 26, 2017
@JimIrsay close the window and roof
— Matthew Ajamie (@Matt_Adj3) November 26, 2017
Already hearing some complaints from fans on the field about the roof being open. It’s warmed up a bit, but still a little chilly and windy.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) November 26, 2017
I think the roof should be open if it’s 40 or above but here’s Irsays logic: 75 and sunny roof closed, 63 and sunny let’s say it’ll be open but then keep it closed, 46 and Sunday? HOLD MY BEER pic.twitter.com/Y3Nm4ohGjy
— Nate Bryant (@IndyNate88) November 26, 2017
— Mr. Bailey (@MrBailey5422) November 26, 2017
— Tim White II (@abstractbalance) November 26, 2017
Irsay won't open the roof when it's 70+ degrees but will open it when it's 40'ish degrees. Because 2017 logic.
— Gioia (@Luck12ThatsMyQB) November 26, 2017
With all the bitching I'm seeing from people on Twitter about the roof in Indy being open on a 50 degree day because it's "cold," it's no wonder they keep the damn thing closed year round.
— Brad Wells (@BradWellsNFL) November 26, 2017