The Colts play the Texans at home, and normally the weather wouldn’t be a factor. But that might change now.
The Colts have a retractable roof and window in their stadium, though most people wouldn’t know it since both are rarely open. Most of the time the Colts play indoors at home without any outside weather coming in. That won’t be the case tomorrow when they face Houston.
Jim Irsay tweeted out that the roof and the window will be open for the game tomorrow. This is great because the weather is supposed to be superb. At kickoff, it’s supposed to be about 66 degrees and mostly sunny. Excellent weather to play football in.
Because the weather is supposed to be picture perfect, this won’t have too much effect on the game. The only thing that would impact it is the wind. That isn’t supposed to be a factor either, as it’s only supposed to be about 3 mph in terms of strength.
Having the roof and window open enhances the fan experience. It makes it more of a special time to play outdoors, since home games don’t normally involve sunshine. I have been advocating for this to happen more often, and weather like this is the perfect time to do it.
The Colts and Texans don’t have to do anything special because of this development. It’s just something nice to happen. The weather typically starts turning for the worse this time of year, so this probably won’t happen too many more times this season.