On Thursday, the Indiana Pacers held a press conference to announce renovations to there home court at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis. The Pacers Sports and Entertainment division released the info that their have been and will continue to be ugrades made to the sound system and scoreboards at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The new additions to Indiana’s home court will cost a reported $16 million, but bring in the possibility of additional advertising income for the Pacers.
The new sound system is already in place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and the new scoreboards are expected to be ready by the time the Pacers open up their regular season at home on November 3rd. Even though the Pacers found themselves near the very bottom of the league in fan attendance last season, the organization will be footing the bill for these changes, instead of tax payers. This attempt to renovate an arena which is already one of the finest in the NBA is a good example of a franchise that is trying to stake their claim at keeping the Pacers in Indiana. The new sound system will also be a boom for concerts taking place at the arena.
The new suspended center-court scoreboard will feature two twin high definition screens, measuring 50 feet a piece, which is twice the size of the screens in the arena now. Two video boards will go up in the stands on either end of the court. Both of these screens will be over 10 feet tall and 23 feet wide.