By AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-18 21:17:15
The Conseco Fieldhouse is a sports arena in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is the home of the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association and the Indiana Fever of the Women's National Basketball Association. The Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League also use Conseco Fieldhouse as their home arena for a few games a year. Additionally, other entertainment events such as concerts are frequently scheduled there. The name is a result of the naming rights to the venue being sold to Conseco, the financially-troubled financial services organization based in nearby Carmel, Indiana.
Conseco Fieldhouse replaced Market Square Arena as the home of the Indiana Pacers on November 6, 1999. It is notible for being the first modern "retro"-styled facility in the NBA.
In 2002, the Conseco Fieldhouse served as one of two sites for the FIBA Men's World Basketball Championship, sharing the honors with RCA Dome.
The venue has hosted three Big Ten Conference men's basketball tournaments (2002, 2004, and 2006).