Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon wasn’t healthy before the season was suspended, sitting out with a leg and hip muscle injury. But the stoppage has allowed him to recover.
NBA to present players with plan for season restart
Under the plan, the Indiana Pacers and 21 other teams would temporarily move to the ESPN Wide World Of Sports complex near Orlando in late July and play eight games to determine playoff seeding.Read More
Virus forces CIB to scale back first phase of $360M fieldhouse renovation project
The Capital Improvement Board is significantly scaling back the first phase of a $360 million Bankers Life Fieldhouse renovation as uncertainty about working conditions and the NBA season have thrown a wrench into the construction schedule.Read More
CIB approves $62 million in contracts for Fieldhouse overhaul
The board approved eight bids—mostly to local firms—for the first and second phases of the $360 million project.Read More
2019 YEAR IN REVIEW: Lawmakers OK funding plan for arena updates, soccer stadium
The law, which passed with bipartisan support in April, created funding plans for most of a $360 million renovation of Bankers Life Fieldhouse and the construction of a $150 million soccer stadium for the Indy Eleven by diverting millions of dollars in annual state tax revenue to the Capital Improvement Board.Read More
The Indiana Pacers remembered Mike Storen as the man who was instrumental in choosing the team’s name, designed the first logo, and “paved the way for the Pacers’ eventual entry into the NBA.”
NBA and NFL teams will face a considerable financial hit if they are forced to play with no fans in the stands, but, thanks to their lucrative TV contracts, it won’t knock them into the red.
The decision follows news that a player has tested positive for the virus. A source said the league expects the shutdown to last a minimum of two weeks.
Pacers Sports & Entertainment hopes to pin down a new multimillion-dollar sponsorship deal before the first phase of a $360 million renovation to the venue begins next summer.
The Pacers did not announce financial terms of the deal though ESPN.com first reported it was worth $77 million in guaranteed money and Sabonis could make as much as $85 million with bonuses.
Officials said the initiative will provide grants of up to $50,000 for 21 brick-and-mortar capital improvement projects that focus on health and wellness or education.
Former Butler University basketball player Brent Rockwood is set to become vice president and chief of staff at his alma mater, the university said Wednesday.
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.
Clark Kellogg, a first-round draft pick for the Indiana Pacers in 1982 and current lead basketball analyst for CBS Sports, has been a member of the bank’s advisory board since 2001.
Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person has avoided prison in a bribery scandal that has touched some of the biggest schools in NCAA basketball.
The move pushes forward the Capital Improvement Board’s deal with the Pacers, which calls for more than $360 million in renovations to Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Three times as many central Indiana homes watched the Indiana Pacers play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Dec. 13 than the average audience for other televised Pacers games this season.
Central Indiana residents are flocking to their TVs and computers in growing numbers to watch Victor Oladipo and his upstart teammates beat expectations on the court this season.
While the economic impact for the 2021 All-Star weekend could top $100 million for Indianapolis, the hard costs and soft expenses for the Pacers and city will easily reach eight figures.
Despite the team’s surprising play, seats for Pacers home games are among the cheapest in the league on the secondary market.
Also, Joey Chestnut prepares to defend his shrimp-eating title in Indy, and the North American Soccer League suffers another blow.
Fans of the Blue and Gold can catch a win at Bankers Life Fieldhouse for a relatively small investment, according to this season’s TickPick analysis for all 30 NBA clubs.