There are many attractions to entertain guests in Indianapolis, Indiana, from fashionable nightclubs to stock car racing, but when it comes to basketball there’s no better place to see a game than Gainbridge Fieldhouse, home of the Indiana Pacers of the NBA and Indiana Fever of the WNBA. This indoor venue not only hosts professional basketball, but it is also a great venue for famous musical artists, making it important to book Gainbridge Fieldhouse parking ahead of the game with ParkWhiz. The team’s name originates from the state’s association with the Indianapolis 500, which utilizes pace cars to start the race each time. The Indiana Pacers began as a team in the American Basketball Association in 1967, where they won the league championship in 1970, 1972 and 1973. Their initial home venue from 1967 was the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum, where they stayed until 1974, when they relocated to Market Square Arena. This was right before the 1976 ABA-NBA merger in which the Pacers became part of the National Basketball Association. In 1999 they moved a few blocks to the south to the new Conseco Fieldhouse, named after the Conseco financial services company. When that firm rebranded itself as CNO Financial Group, the naming rights holder renamed the venue as Bankers Life Fieldhouse in December 2011, referencing the name of a subsidiary company. The venue was renamed to Gainbridge Fieldhouse in September 2021. The Indiana Pacers have won nine NBA division titles and one conference title. In the past, the venue has also hosted minor league hockey and arena football games. This unique fieldhouse-style arena has been the place to see professional basketball in Indianapolis for decades, so it is prudent to book Gainbridge Fieldhouse parking in advance with ParkWhiz and beat the crowd.
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