The Indiana Pacers on Friday said the team will once again be able to welcome fans to home games—on a highly restricted basis because of the pandemic—starting in late January.
The team said it will limit sales to about 1,000 tickets for each of the four home games scheduled from Jan. 20 to Jan. 25 and then “consider gradual increases for games after that.”
Tickets will go on sale Jan. 19 at www.pacers.com.
The team could allow up to about 4,500 fans under guidelines issued by the Marion County Health Department, which is limiting attendance at Bankers Life Fieldhouse to 25% capacity.
“Our team is incredibly excited to have fans back in the seats, and we all appreciate the immense work done to prepare,” Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard said in written remarks. “We have some of the most passionate fans in the League, and we look forward to having them back at the Fieldhouse.”
The Pacers said the team has been “working for months with the NBA and the Marion County Health Department” to develop health and safety guidelines for games. The venue recently received certification for safety standards established by the International Well Building Institute.
New policies and protocols call for fans to undergo health screenings prior to arrival, wear face masks at all times when not actively eating or drinking and maintain 6-foot physical distancing.
The Pacers will employ pod seating, in which fans are seated in groups away from others not in their parties. Ticketing will be mobile. All sales at the venue will be cashless and food items at concessions will be individually packaged.
Specific safety information for those interested in buying tickets can be found here.