Conseco Fieldhouse
Conseco Fieldhouse is a sports arena in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. This arena is suitable for indoor concerts and sporting events including basketball and hockey. 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 each year. The name is a result of the naming rights to the venue being sold to Conseco, the financial services organization based in nearby Carmel, Indiana.

In their first season at Conseco Fieldhouse, the Indiana Pacers played the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2000 NBA Finals. The Pacers made 3 appearances at Conseco Fieldhouse, but ended up losing the series 4-2. Conseco Fieldhouse hosts many different events besides home games for the Pacers and Fever. In the year 2002, the venue split hosting duties for the Big Ten Conference men's basketball tournaments, holding the event in even numbered years while Chicago's United Center hosted in odd numbered years. The tournament moved to Conseco permanently in 2008. The arena is also the permanent home of the Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament. By 2012, it will have hosted the event 12 times in 13 years. The 2011 NCAA Women's Final Four will be held at this arena on April 3 and 5 of that year. The PBR brought its Built Ford Tough Series bull riding tour to the Fieldhouse for the first time in January 2011. It was their second visit to Indianapolis; they first visited Indianapolis during the 2004 season when they held a BFTS event at the RCA Dome.

Awards and recognitions
Conseco Fieldhouse has received widespread acclaim as one of the finest facilities in all of the sports world. It is designed after Hinkle Fieldhouse at Butler University and the other fieldhouses, which are considered some of the best places to see a basketball game, that covered the state of Indiana with very busy crowds on Friday nights in the formative years of high school basketball. In 2005, 2006, and 2007, Conseco Fieldhouse was ranked the No. 1 venue in the NBA according to the Sports Business Journal/Sports Business Daily Reader Survey. In 2006 The Ultimate Sports Road Trip reaffirmed Conseco Fieldhouse as the best venue in all 4 of the major sports leagues. “The Ultimate Sports Road Trip has recently concluded a re-scoring and re-evaluation of all 122 franchises in the four major sports, based on our personal visits to each of the teams in a journey that began in 1998. Based on our criteria, Conseco Fieldhouse has once again withstood scrutiny to be named the “best of the best” in the four major sports. Everything about Conseco Fieldhouse is top notch, a sparkling venue in a sparkling city," said Farrell and Kulyk. In October 2004, Conseco Fieldhouse hosted the 2004 FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships. A 25 meter 300,000 gallon competition pool and 174,000 gallon warm-up pool were temporarily installed. A total of 71,659 tickets were sold for the four day event. The crowd on the evening of Saturday, October 11, 2004 set a record for the largest attendance at a U.S. Swimming event outside of the Olympics with 11,488 people.


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