I just got back from the Spurs/Pacers game. I must say (out of the 4 NBA arenas I've been to) this is by far the best from security to parking (pricing/location) to easiness of getting to the stadium (especially during rush hour). I arrived in town around 5:00-5:15 and was able to get to the arena in a matter of less than 15 minutes.
The security check before entering conseco to get past the ticket guys is very impressive. I haven't been 'checked' that much to get into a place since the airport. Most recently, I've been to Denver for a playoff game last year and Chicago for a regular season game. Neither of those arenas had anything like the setup Conseco has going. I was truly impressed.
I also liked the garage parking attached to the arena for only $8! In Chicago I paid about $20 to park across the street.
Being a Spurs fan, I was decked out in Spurs gear, naturally. I did that in Denver and had threat after threat. Pacers fans seemed to be in a far, far greater class than those nugget fans. Maybe it was just for preseason, I don't know, but the people around me seemed fairly nice.
I came away with nothing but respect and high praises for the Pacer organization (I even saw Pop and Carlisle joking around during the game with each other), fans, and arena. I will be rooting hard for the Pacers to make the finals, which I think is very possible. Bender and Granger are going to be studs off the bench.