37 Games in 38 Days

Bankers Life Fieldhouse Hosting 37 Basketball Games in 38 Days

Six Concerts, WWE Also Featured in Same Span

INDIANAPOLIS – Once again, Bankers Life Fieldhouse is about to become the epicenter of the basketball and entertainment universe.

Beginning this Thursday, Feb. 23, and continuing through Saturday, April 1 – a span of 38 days – the Fieldhouse will host 37 youth, high school, college and professional basketball games in addition to six concerts featuring Eric Church, The Lumineers, Ariana Grande, Bon Jovi, Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders, and the Rock & Worship Roadshow. WWE SmackDown will also visit Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday, March 7.

"We pride ourselves on being the most widely used and versatile public building in Indiana while striving to deliver exceptional service and experiences to our diverse audiences," said Rick Fuson, president and COO of Pacers Sports & Entertainment. "While it is a challenging schedule, it's also something our staff looks forward to executing as seamlessly as possible."

The basketball lineup commences with a game between the Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, Feb. 24, and concludes with two Indy Parks citywide youth league championships on Saturday, April 1.

Basketball events:

  • Eight Pacers games: Feb. 24 (Memphis), March 8 (Detroit), March 12 (Miami), March 15 (Charlotte), March 20 (Utah), March 24 (Denver), March 26 (Philadelphia), March 28 (Minnesota)
  • IHSAA Girls State Basketball Finals, Feb. 25
  • Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament, March 1-5
  • NCAA Men's Basketball First and Second Rounds, March 17-19
  • IHSAA Boys State Basketball Finals, March 25
  • IndyParks Youth League Championships, April 1

Concerts:

  • Eric Church, Feb. 23
  • The Lumineers, March 10
  • Ariana Grande, March 11
  • Bon Jovi, March 22
  • The Pretenders and Stevie Nicks, March 29
  • The Rock & Worship Road Show, March 31

In addition, WWE will be in the Fieldhouse on March 7.

The lineup does not include many other non-public events that will take place in the Fieldhouse, including the annual Downtown Kiwanis Club Boys Basketball Finals Luncheon on March 24. There will be only six "dark" days – no public events – in the 37-day span.

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