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February 21, 2017

Bankers Life Fieldhouse Hosting 37 Basketball Games in 38 Days

Once again in 2017, Bankers Life Fieldhouse is set to become the epicenter of the basketball and entertainment universe.

Beginning this Thursday, February 23, and continuing through Saturday, April 1 – a span of 38 days – Bankers Life 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 home games:  February 24 (vs. Memphis), March 8 (vs. Detroit), March 12 (vs. Miami), March 15 (vs. Charlotte), March 20 (vs. Utah), March 24 (vs. Denver), March 26 (vs. Philadelphia) and March 28 (vs. Minnesota)
  • 2017 IHSAA Girls State Basketball Finals, February 25
  • Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, March 1-5
  • 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship First and Second Rounds, March 17-19
  • 2017 IHSAA Boys State Basketball Finals, March 25
  • Indy Parks Youth League Championships, April 1

Concerts and Events:

  • Eric Church, February 23
  • WWE SmackDown LIVE, March 7
  • The Lumineers, March 10
  • Ariana Grande, March 11
  • Bon Jovi, March 22
  • Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders, March 29
  • The Rock & Worship Roadshow, March 31

In addition, many other non-public events will take place in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, including the annual Downtown Kiwanis Club Boys Basketball Finals Luncheon on March 24. There will be only six “dark” days – with no public events – during the 38-day span.