September 27, 2021

New Name For Home Of Pacers, Fever

Group 1001 President and CEO, Dan Towriss speaks during the press conference on Monday, Sept. 27. - Screenshot of the Pacers Sports & Entertainment video feed

Group 1001 President and CEO, Dan Towriss speaks during the press conference on Monday, Sept. 27.

Screenshot of the Pacers Sports & Entertainment video feed

The home of the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever has a new name.

Pacers Sports & Entertainment was joined by local and state officials Monday as it announced that the downtown arena formerly known as Bankers Life Fieldhouse is now Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

Gainbridge, a branch of Indianapolis-based insurance holding company Group 1001, is an online financial services platform.

Gov. Eric Holcomb said the name change will bring new excitement and energy to the city.

“The ripple effect, the positive ripple effect that it will have on our state goes far beyond our capitol city and it really puts us on the map and no matter what room I’m in all over the world, sports and entertainment brings us together,” Holcomb said.

Group 1001 President and CEO, Dan Towriss said the change is more than just a name.

“We want you to feel the impact, the energy that we hope to amplify  in this place when you walk through the doors that it’s Gainbridge Fieldhouse, the fieldhouse of the future,” Towriss said.

The fieldhouse is currently undergoing a $360 million renovation.  Phase 2 of a three-phase project is expected to wrap up soon.

The fieldhouse has been closed since the Pacers’ season ended in May and will reopen Oct. 1 with a Dan and Shay concert.  The Indiana Pacers will be back with a preseason home game Oct. 13.

The arena was named Conseco Fieldhouse when it opened in 1999. CNO Financial Group renamed the building Bankers Life in 2011.  Those naming rights expired in 2019.

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