125 S Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN
Conseco Fieldhouse opened on November 6, 1999 and is known for its retro basketball arena look. It has a capacity of 18,345. The arena has hosted the NBA Eastern Conference Finals twice in 2000 and 2004. It also hosted the NBA Finals in 2000 when the Indiana Pacers played the Los Angeles Lakers.
The arena has also hosted some other major, yet unique, events. In 2002, it hosted the FIBA Men’s World Basketball Championship – sharing the honor with the RCA Dome. In 2004, it hosted the 2004 FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships.
It also hosted the Big Ten Conference men’s basketball tournament in 2002, 2004 2006, 2008 and 2009 and will continue do so through 2012.
Depending on your driving direction will determine where you exit the highway.
From I-70 East or I-65, take I-70 West to the McCarty Street exit. Turn right from the exit ramp and turn left onto Delaware Street. Conseco Fieldhouse is about ½ mile on the left.
From I-65 South, exit at Fletcher Ave. east. Fletcher Ave. turns into South St. Then turn right onto Delaware Street. Conseco Fieldhouse is on left.
Depending on when you arrive for the game you maybe able to park for free on the city streets of Indianapolis. Parking meters are available for free on evenings (after 6 pm) and weekends, which means you should be able to park for free if you can find a spot.
The other option is to park at one of the many independent lots in downtown Indianapolis. Prices are as cheap as $3 and will go up from there.
Location of Ticket Scalpers
Ticket scalpers are located along Pennsylvania St as you approach Conseco Fieldhouse. You should be able to get a great deal as Pacers games rarely sell out.
Recommended Brunch Place
Brunch within a few blocks of the arena
Great pub grub within one block of the arena
Bar across the street from arena