Promoters Guide - Demographics
Indianapolis is located in the center of Indiana and is within a day's drive of half the nation's population. Often referred to as the "Crossroads of America," Indianapolis is intersected by more segments of interstate highway than any other metro area: Interstates 69, 70, 74, 65 and 465.
Indianapolis is the 12th largest city in the United States, with a population of over 820,000. Metropolitan Indianapolis includes a nine-county area with a combined population of 1.4 million people.
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, just 10 minutes from Indianapolis International Airport. Its convenient location is within walking distance of numerous hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment options. Nearby sky walks provide direct enclosed connections to over 2,000 first-class hotel rooms, and another 2,000 rooms within nearby walking distance.
Parking near the Bankers Life Fieldhouse will be convenient for its visitors too. Guest attending the numerous Bankers Life Fieldhouse events will find over 42,000 parking spaces within a ten minute walk.
Bankers Life Fieldhouse will also continue Indianapolis' tradition of hosting prestigious events of national importance. Those events include:
- - Promise Keepers
- - Billy Graham Crusade
- - Indy Jazz Fest
- - Indianapolis 500
- - 2001 World Police & Fire Games
- - 2002 World Basketball Championships
- - 2005 Visa Gymnastics
- - 2007 USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships
- - Big Ten Men’s and Women Basketball Tournament
- - NCAA Men Final Four 2009, 2010
- - NCAA Women Final Four 2011
- - Indianapolis Tennis Championships Presented by Lilly
- - Indiana Black Expo
- - Allstate 400 at the Brickyard
- - Coca-Cola Circle City Classic
Over the years, we've also hosted a number of major musical and entertainments acts:
- Neil Diamond, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, Van Halen, John Mellencamp, Billy Joel, just to name a few.
- Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
- Disney on Ice
- Sesame Street Live
- Harlem Globetrotters
And Bankers Life Fieldhouse, like Market Square Arena before it, is prepared to host these sports and events:
Soccer, Boxing, High School Volleyball, Wrestling, Truck and Tractor Pulls, Motorcycle Races, College and High School Basketball, Annual Indiana-Kentucky High School Basketball All-Stars Clash, Indiana State High School Basketball and Wrestling Championships, Big Ten Men & Women Basketball Championships, and 2004 FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships.