The Indiana Pacers were founded in 1967 and joined the NBA in 1976 where they became instant rivals with the New York Knicks. Since being founded the Pacers have won three championships, all of which came during their time in the ABA. Since moving to the NBA, the team has reached one NBA Finals, losing in six games against the Los Angeles Lakers.
The team has retired the number of four players including Reggie Miller, Mel Daniels, George McGinnis and Roger Brown. The franchise has also retired No. 529 for head coach Bobby Leonard, who recorded 529 wins during his tenure with the team. The team has also seen other talented players lead their club to hundreds of wins including Hall of Famer and Dream Team member, Chris Mullin.
The most popular and beloved player in Indiana history is Miller. Miller was notorious for nailing big-time three pointers in big games, especially in Madison Square Garden against the Knicks. Miller played with the team from 1987 through 2005 after being drafted by the team with the 11th pick of the 1987 draft by the Pacers. He is a five-time NBA All Star and finished his career with an 18.2 points per game average.
For home games, the Pacers welcome their opposition to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The arena opened in 1999 and cost more than $183 million to construct, which would translate to more than $250 million today. When the Pacers play at home, more than 18,000 fans can fit in the arena. Among the elite seats fans can choose to sit in at the arena are the lower level seats at half court or if you have some extra money to spend, the Kreig Devault Club Level suites. These seats feature a great view of the court and will allow you to enjoy the game in style.