The Colts today announced a promotional campaign to mark the team’s upcoming 40th season in Indianapolis, including a commemorative logo that will be worn as a jersey patch for the 2023 season opener.
This is, by my count, the fifth milestone patch that the Colts have worn over the years. All have been worn since the team’s move from Baltimore to Indy, and most have celebrated the team’s tenure in Indy, although one was about the entire franchise’s lifespan. All have been celebrating a milestone season, not a milestone anniversary. Here’s a rundown of the four previous patches:
1993: 10th Season in Indianapolis
2002: Franchise’s 50th Season
2013: 30th Season in Indianapolis
2018: 35th Season in Indianapolis
In addition, the Colts page over at SportsLogos.net includes a logo marking the 20th season in Indy, although it wasn’t worn on the uniform (which is too bad, because it’s probably the nicest design of the bunch):
Additional info on the team’s 40th-season celebration can be found here.