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Your Guide to Gainbridge Fieldhouse Events

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Cheer on your favorite team or catch a world-class concert at one of the many upcoming Gainbridge Fieldhouse events in Indianapolis, Ind. Ranked as the No. 1 venue in the NBA in 2005 and 2006 by the Sports Business Journal, Gainbridge Fieldhouse is home to the Indiana Pacers and WNBA’s Indiana Fever.

The arena is set to host the 2024 NBA All Star Game and Rounds 1 & 2 of the NCAA Tournament, making this the perfect time to familiarize yourself with Gainbridge Fieldhouse. 

Where is Gainbridge Fieldhouse?

Gainbridge Fieldhouse is located at 125 South Pennsylvania Street, within walking distance of downtown Indianapolis. The venue, originally named Conseco Fieldhouse, opened in November 1999 as a replacement for Market Square Arena which previously housed the Pacers. 

Sports at Gainbridge Fieldhouse

The Pacers, Fever and Fort Wayne Fire Ants of the NBA’s G League are the primary residents of Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Pacers, who joined the NBA in 1976, played their 1999 home opener at Gainbridge Fieldhouse and later competed in the NBA Finals, hosting games 3, 4 and 5. The NBA season typically starts in October and runs through June. As of 2023, each of the G League’s 31 teams participates in a 16-game Showcase Cup and a 34-game regular season running from November to April.

The Fever joined the WNBA as an expansion franchise in 2000 and has played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse ever since. They too played for a league final, facing the Phoenix Mercury in 2009. The WNBA season is opposite of the NBA’s, starting in May and progressing through mid-October.

Throughout the years, the Central Hockey League’s Indianapolis Ice and the American Football League’s Indiana Firebirds have also called this venue home. The fieldhouse has also hosted the Big Ten Conference’s men’s and women’s basketball tournaments as well as the 2002 FIBA World Championship and several WWE events.

Other Popular Gainbridge Fieldhouse Events

Between basketball games, this venue is also a popular stop for touring musicians ranging from holiday classics like the Trans-Siberian Orchestra to global sensation Ricky Martin. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were the first to perform at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, visiting during their 1999 Reunion Tour. 

The fieldhouse also books comedians like Nate Bargatze and Adam Sandler, as well as family-friendly shows like Harlem Globetrotters, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and  Disney On Ice, throughout the year. Starting in 2023, families are invited to ice skate at the brand-new Elevance Health Rink on Bicentennial Unity Plaza. The ice rink, which is open from November to January, takes the place of Bicentennial Unity Plaza’s basketball court.

Gainbridge Fieldhouse Seating   

The maximum capacity at Gainbridge Fieldhouse is 18,345 with 69 luxury suites and 2,400 club seats. This is the typical setup for basketball games. For hockey games, the fieldhouse is reformatted and holds 12,500. Suites at the fieldhouse hold between 20 and 50 guests for games and concerts. 

The least expensive seats at Gainbridge Fieldhouse will typically be in the 200 level. These are furthest away from the court. Prices increase as you get closer to the action with the exception of the suites and terraces which are located between floors. For an elevated experience, you can also look at courtside seats in sections A to L.

Parking at Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Given its convenient location in downtown Indianapolis, there are several easy ways to access Gainbride Fieldhouse ranging from garages to street parking. The Virginia Avenue Parking Garage, which is connected to the fieldhouse by a sky bridge, is the closest covered parking option. Guests are urged to pre-book parking through ParkWhiz where you can browse by event and view available spots. 

FAQ: Common Gainbridge Fieldhouse Questions

Can I bring a bag?

Yes, but bags cannot exceed 6”x9”x1.5.” Purses and diaper bags are allowed at the discretion of security staff and all bags are subject to search. 

When do doors open?

Door opening times vary for different events at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. However, doors will typically open 60 minutes prior to tipoff for all Pacers and Fever games. 

What kind of ADA accommodations are available?

Gainbridge Fieldhouse provides several ADA accommodations including ASL interpreters, assistive listening devices, wheelchair escorts and a sensory room. Accessible seating is available throughout the arena. For more information, please visit the venue’s accessibility page.

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Whether you’re belting out your favorite songs or coming to enjoy the 2024 NBA All-Star Game, Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis is the place to be. Get your Gainbridge Fieldhouse event tickets from TicketSmarter and check HotelPlanner for exclusive travel deals in the Hoosier State.