The Indianapolis Colts are a professional American football team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the American Football Conference (AFC). The Colts' history dates back to 1953 when the team was founded as a member of the American Conference (AC) of the NFL's Western Conference. The franchise moved to Indianapolis in 1984 after originally being established in Baltimore in 1953.
The turning point for the Colts was the selection of quarterback Peyton Manning with the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. Manning quickly became one of the best quarterbacks of all time and led the team to a period of great success. Under his leadership, the Colts won Super Bowl XLI in 2007. After the Manning era, the Colts revamped themselves and continued to compete in the NFL. The team has a large fan following in Indianapolis and the team's home arena, Lucas Oil Stadium, is always packed during home games.