Experience the Excitement of an Indiana Fever Game Day

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Experience the Indiana Fever, who this summer will have their most anticipated season in franchise history. The excitement centers around the Indiana Fever guard, Caitlin Clark, who the Fever drafted with the number one overall draft pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft. The former University of Iowa guard dominated college basketball, putting up impressive statistics like becoming the NCAA’s men’s and women’s all-time leading scorer, the first Division-I player to record 3,800+ points, 1,000+ assists, and 950+ rebounds in a career and the first Division-I player to notch back-to-back 1,000-point seasons. Caitlin Clark is just the face of an evolving shift where there is a high interest in women’s basketball, and she is changing the way women in sports are viewed.

This WNBA season will be exciting to watch, and visiting Gainbridge Fieldhouse to see the Indiana Fever should be on everyone’s Indy summer bucket list.

Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Gainbridge Fieldhouse, the home of the Indiana Fever and Indiana Pacers, has undergone a $360-million renovation. Some of the highlights include a brand-new, state-of-the-art 3,350 square foot LED scoreboard that includes underbelly screens, LED lights on each staircase that light up in different colors that sync with game action, and a brand-new court for the Fever to celebrate their 25th year in existence.  The court is mostly a grayed-out court except for center court with the Fever logo in full color.

Concourse Activities

Prior to the game, meet Freddy Fever! Meet the Fever’s mascot and staff has pictures of Freddy Fever if you want to get his autograph.
Across from Section 2, there are a couple of tables set up to create a poster-making area. These tables have multiple different poster designs to choose from and plenty of markers to decorate your poster.

Guest Services

Guest Services is always a great resource to stop by when you arrive at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. If you arrive at the stadium prior to tip off, you can sign up to be a designated driver. To sign up, scan the QR code or visit the Designated Driver Drink Form on your phone to fill out the short form and show the finish screen to the Guest Service Kiosk at Section 2 to receive your coupon for a free Pepsi brand soft drink. Guest Services also distributes First Game buttons for new fans, which are fun souvenirs to have.

Accessibility

Gainbridge Fieldhouse has many ways it works towards being inclusive in accommodating guests with disabilities, and special and sensory processing needs.

For guests who are deaf or hearing impaired, there are Assistive Listening Devices (ALD) available upon request.

Like other sports facilities around Indianapolis, you will find a Damar Services Inc. sensory wall. The sensory wall creates a tactile sensory experience and is located near Section 2.

Gainbridge Fieldhouse has a partnership with KultureCity, a nonprofit organization that strives for sensory inclusion, with efforts including Sensory Inclusive Certification training, sensory bags, weighted lap pads, and a sensory room. KultureCity’s Sensory Inclusive Certification training educates on understanding sensory needs and how to better engage with individuals with sensory needs. The weighted lap pads and sensory bags are available on the Main Concourse at Section 2, Krieg DeVault Level at Section 119, and Balcony Level across from Sections 206 / 207 and can be reserved by leaving an ID. The sensory bags include a couple of different fidget tools, ear plugs, noise-canceling headphones, and a feelings card. The Sensory Room is located on the Krieg DeVault Level at Section 119 by the Guest Services Desk. This space is designated to create a safe and calming environment for individuals who might be overstimulated to decompress and join the event again. Sensory rooms like the one at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, are designed by KultureCity sensory team led by physicians, and board-certified speech and occupational therapists.

Guests with limited mobility and accessibility can be dropped off by one of the disability ramps on Pennsylvania Street directly in front of the Fieldhouse and if needed guests can receive a complimentary wheelchair escort from the entrance to their seats by notifying a staff member.

Concessions

There are plenty of snack and food options at Gainbridge Fieldhouse! My family’s favorite is Chick-Fil-A and the gourmet Shake Bar by Steak N Shake that is located by Section 11. Some fun snack options include Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and Cookie Dough-ver-load’s edible cookie dough. There are plenty of food options all around the stadium including full-service options and regular concession stands. You’ll also find self-serve Grab-N-Go stations. Scan your credit card before entering, grab the food and drinks you want, and it will be charged to your card once you exit the turnstile. Concessions are all completely cashless, so make sure to bring a credit card!  The best discount on concessions is signing up as a designated driver and getting a free Pepsi brand soft drink at sections 5, 15, 110 and 118.

In- Game Action

During breaks in the game, enjoy dance breaks where you bust a move trying to get on the big screen and try to catch a Fever mini basketball or a Fever T-shirt when they toss them into the crowd. Make sure you catch the half-time entertainment which is always a fun and exciting act!

Parking

Parking can be found around the city in multiple garages. There is lots of street parking surrounding the area, but the Virginia Avenue garage (entrance located off Maryland Street) is the quickest and easiest parking and offers the convenience of a connecting tunnel to Gainbridge Fieldhouse on the third floor. The cost for this garage is $40 per vehicle.

You can also take advantage of the Pacers Bike Share program because there is a bike pickup/drop-off location right across the street from Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

Bicentennial Unity Plaza

Bicentennial Unity Plaza is a new outdoor public space right next to Gainbridge Fieldhouse. It’s open from dawn to dusk and free to the public as part of a celebration of Indianapolis’ 200th birthday. This space features a full-size basketball court for pickup games, art pieces, an LED arch that promotes events at the Fieldhouse, and plenty of seating and walking paths. The plaza can be enjoyed by all ages. In the wintertime, the basketball court will be converted into an ice-skating rink.

From the newly renovated Gainbridge Fieldhouse and Bicentennial Unity Plaza, to a brand-new court design, to an exciting game-day experience, there is plenty to enjoy for new and current fans of the Fever.

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