As the Indiana Pacers get ready to begin the 2012-13 NBA season, the organization continues to add details and dates to their calender to keep fans excited about the upcoming year for this upstart franchise. The Pacers plan on stepping up and shocking the league once again this season, and the franchise is doing everything they can to keep the fans involved.
The Pacers recently announced that they are holding a Fan Jam on Sunday, October 28th. The Fan jam will be free to the public, and will be a good opportunity for fans to see this young team in a scrimmage, before they open the regular season on Wednesday, October 31st, in an away game against the Toronto Raptors. The Fan Jam will be held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis from 4pm-7pm, and will surely be a fun time for fans of all ages.
Another indication of the Pacers’ dedication to their fans and their city, is the recent announcement that Indiana Pacers starting small forward Danny Granger bought 1,000 tickets to Monday night’s Indiana Fever game. The Fever have once again reached the WNBA Eastern Conference Finals, and Granger wanted to see Bankers Life Fieldhouse packed with support, so he purchased the tickets and gave them away to fans for free on the Indiana Fever website.
Such support from teams to fans is nearly unheard of. Things such as this are just a few more signs that the connection between Indiana’s fans and their teams is a bit more personal than many other cities.