As a result of renovations to Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Indiana Fever will have a new home court for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
Ironically, that home court also has “Fieldhouse” in its name.
OFFICIAL: We are excited to announce Butler University’s Hinkle Fieldhouse as our interim home. 🏀🔥 #AllForLove
— Indiana Fever ⛹️♀️🏀 (@IndianaFever) September 5, 2019
The Fever announced that Butler University’s Hinkle Fieldhouse will serve as the team’s home for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. It will also be the team’s home for part of the 2022 campaign.
When said renovations are complete, the Fever will return to Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
We look forward to bringing the best of women’s professional basketball to Hinkle Fieldhouse – which is an incredible venue to showcase our state’s beloved game.
–Rick Fuson, Pacers Sports & Entertainment president (per press release)
We will do everything in our power to make sure this change of venues runs as smoothly as possible for our fans, our players, our staff and all friends and supporters of the Fever. The game of basketball is so important to Hoosiers and we are excited to bring the WNBA back to Hinkle Fieldhouse after playing a preseason game there in 2004.
–Allison Barber, Fever president (per press release)
With nearly $50 million invested in Hinkle Fieldhouse over the last few years, Butler has been able to preserve the charm of our national historic landmark while also adding new amenities for our fans.
–Barry Collier, Butler Athletic Director
Hinkle’s capacity is just over 9,000, which is roughly half of the 20,000 capacity Bankers Life boasts.