Iconic Indiana Venue: Gainbridge Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN
Dec 31, 2020
In the heart of Indianapolis, Indiana, Gainbridge Fieldhouse has hosted a dizzying number of all-star athletes and world-class artists since opening in 1999 under its original name of Conseco Fieldhouse. The indoor arena adopted the Gainbridge name in 2021. Longtime home of the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever professional basketball teams, the stadium has hosted NBA and WNBA Finals games, along with several Big Ten Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. It was also home to the Central Hockey League’s Indianapolis Ice from 1999 to 2004 and Arena Football League’s Indiana Firebirds from 2001 to 2004.
When the Indiana Pacers or Indiana Fever aren’t tearing up the court, Gainbridge Fieldhouse transforms into a majestic space for Disney on Ice or Cirque du Soleil, a rowdy arena for WWE and other pro wrestling events, or a concert stage as one of the best venues in Indianapolis for performers as massive as Paul McCartney, Justin Bieber and Celine Dion.
It’s worth taking time to explore bustling downtown Indianapolis before a game or show at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Grab a bite or drink at nearby Kilroy’s for quality pub grub and BBQ dishes, Harry & Izzy’s for surf or turf, or Nada for upscale Mexican specialties. Or save your appetite for the Fieldhouse, where eating and drinking options include many local specialties.
Ample places to park are within walking distance of Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Street parking is always an option, but the closest lots sit along S. Delaware and Pennsylvania streets. The Virginia Avenue Parking Garage, off Maryland Street, is the closest covered parking garage and is connected to the Fieldhouse via a sky bridge on the third floor.
Yes. Concession stands are dotted throughout the arena and feature classic stadium fare and local favorites. On the Main Concourse, grab a freshly made pretzel at Ben’s Pretzels, pulled pork and sliced brisket at Sugarfire, decadent mac ‘n’ cheese at Ain’t That Cheesy, or a sinful treat at Jack’s Donuts. Quench your thirst with a local craft beer from Sun King Brewery or Craft House & Bar.
The Fieldhouse has a capacity of over 18,000 for basketball games and 19,000 for concerts. Premium seating is available in the Lexus Loft, which features a mix of four-seat loge and theater boxes, while private suites can accommodate 10-50 guests. Get tickets here.
All tickets are mobile and the entire Fieldhouse is cashless. When entering, guests go through low-contact security screening and are allowed bags no larger than 10”x10”x2”. Before visiting, check the list of prohibited items and the latest on the venue’s health and safety guidelines.
|Gainbridge Fieldhouse At A Glance|
|Venue Name||Gainbridge Fieldhouse|
|Address||125 S Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204|
|Phone #||(317) 917-2500|
|Operator||City of Indianapolis|
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