The 18,000-seat venue downtown is now called Gainbridge Fieldhouse, thanks to a multiyear sponsorship deal between Pacers Sports & Entertainment and Indianapolis-based insurance holding firm Group One Thousand One LLC, the parent of Gainbridge Insurance Agency LLC.
WNBA’s 8-year labor deal to hike average salary to $130,000
The WNBA and its union announced a tentative eight-year labor deal Tuesday that will allow top players to earn more than $500,000 while the average annual compensation will surpass six figures for the first time.Read More
Indiana Fever fire Pokey Chatman after three seasons as coach, GM
In three years at the helm, Chatman compiled a 28-74 record, including a 13-21 mark this year—an improvement from the team’s 6-28 record a year ago.Read More
Fever to play home games at Hinkle during Bankers Life renovations
The Indiana Fever will play at Hinkle Fieldhouse on the Butler University campus for two-plus seasons while Bankers Life Fieldhouse undergoes its massive renovation, Pacers Sports & Entertainment announced Thursday.Read More
Twenty-five WNBA games will be televised on ABC and ESPN in celebration of the league’s 25th season, with Google as the presenting sponsor.
The women’s pro basketball league announced on Monday that seven of its 137 players have tested positive. Fever officials confirmed two of them played for Indiana.
Players would receive their entire salaries for the year despite playing a schedule that’s only about two-thirds the length of the 36-game one that was supposed to start May 15.
The regular season isn’t set to begin until May 15, so the pandemic has not affected daily operations as much as other professional leagues. The WNBA, however, has been evaluating its schedule, with training camps slated to begin April 26.
Tamika Catchings won collegiate and Olympic titles before spending her entire 15-year professional career with the Indiana Fever and leading the team to its lone WNBA title in 2012.
Nearly three years since Tamika Catchings played her final basketball game, the 39-year-old former star is establishing herself in a variety of new roles, including one as a contestant on “American Ninja Warrior.”
Podcast host Mason King talks with IBJ reporters Lindsey Erdody and Mickey Shuey about the legislation the General Assembly passed to help fund a 25-year, $800 million deal with the Indiana Pacers.
The Indiana Fever would have to find a new venue in which to play home games for the better part of three seasons, due to the extensive fieldhouse renovation and expansion planned from 2020 to 2022.
The agreement between city officials and the NBA team provides nearly $800 million in tax revenue to the Pacers over the life of the 25-year deal.
The Indiana Fever on Wednesday announced a multiyear sponsorship with Salesforce that will make the tech firm the team’s new jersey sponsor.
The former chancellor of Western Governors University Indiana and a former superstar player were named Monday to oversee operations of the city’s WNBA franchise.
Kelly Krauskopf, a significant player in Pacers Sports & Entertainment for 19 years, will relinquish her duties as head of the group’s esports initiative to join the front office full time.
The WNBA continues to lead all professional sports leagues in hiring women and minorities for coaching and front-office positions.
Despite having the WNBA’s worst record this season, the Indiana Fever didn’t land the league’s top draft pick in the lottery Tuesday night.
While most WNBA teams are battling for playoff spots, Indiana, New York, Chicago and Las Vegas are jockeying for the draft lottery position.
Anne Donovan, who won national college basketball championships, Olympic gold medals and an WNBA title, was remembered as “a pioneer and icon in the women's game.”
The league, which begins its 22nd season Friday, will donate $5 for each ticket purchased for select games during the season to one of six groups as part of the "Take a Seat, Take a Stand" campaign.