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    Default Pacers To Play A Preseason Game At Their Old Stompin' Grounds.

    http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/prese...le_080820.html

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    Pacers News Release | Aug. 20, 2008
    The Indiana Pacers will return to Pepsi Coliseum, their original home court, Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 7:00 p.m. when they host New Orleans in their National Basketball Association preseason opener.
    The game marks the first time since 1974 the team has played a game at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, which was the Pacers’ home from their first game on Oct. 14, 1967, until the end of the 1973-74 season. During those seven seasons of play at the Coliseum, the Pacers won three ABA Championships. “We’re excited to return to our roots and the place where the strong tradition of Pacers Pride began,” said Jim Morris, Pacers Sports & Entertainment’s President. “Since Pepsi Coliseum is an integral part of our past, we think it’s a great opportunity to tie our past to our present with the first public appearance of our new 2008-09 roster.”
    As part of the Pacers’ commitment to the Indianapolis community,
    proceeds from the game will benefit three local charities: Red Cross of
    Greater Indianapolis, Salvation Army Indiana Division and Gleaners Food Bank. Full Season Ticket Holders will receive tickets for the game; and remaining tickets will be priced at $55, $30 and $10 and will be available starting on Sept. 8 at the Conseco Fieldhouse Box Office, the Pepsi Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at (317) 239-5151 or online at Pacers.com or Ticketmaster.com.

    “The Pacers’ roots are right here at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Pepsi Coliseum, and this is a great way to bring back a lot of wonderful memories for longtime Pacers fans,” State Fairgrounds’ Executive Director Cindy Hoye said. “The Pepsi Coliseum is still a great sports venue, and this is going to be an exciting night for everyone involved.”
    That will be the first of four home games for the team. The Pacers will host Chicago, Friday, Oct. 10, at 7:00 p.m. at a site to be announced Aug. 21; Dallas, Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7:00 p.m.; and Indianapolis’ Mike Conley and the Memphis Grizzlies, Friday, Oct. 17, at 7:00 p.m.
    The Pacers four road preseason games will be at Memphis, Monday, Oct. 13 (8:00 p.m.); at San Antonio, Saturday, Oct. 18 (8:30 p.m.); at New Orleans, Tuesday, Oct. 21 (8:00 p.m.) and at Dallas, Thursday, Oct. 23 (8:30 p.m.). All preseason games will be carried on radio (WFAN, 1070 The Fan). The Pacers will open the NBA’s regular season, Wednesday, Oct. 29, when they head to Detroit to face the Pistons (8:00 p.m.); and will host the defending NBA Champion Boston Celtics in their home opener at Conseco Fieldhouse, Saturday, Nov. 1 (7:00 p.m.).


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    Default Re: Pacers To Play A Preseason Game At Their Old Stompin' Grounds.

    Great idea, but there's no way I would pay $55 for a preseason game.
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    Default Re: Pacers To Play A Preseason Game At Their Old Stompin' Grounds.

    Nor would I pay $55 for a preseason game in a VERY old arena.......

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    Default Re: Pacers To Play A Preseason Game At Their Old Stompin' Grounds.

    Damn, I won't be able to make it. I've always wanted to see a game in the Coliseum.

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    Default Re: Pacers To Play A Preseason Game At Their Old Stompin' Grounds.

    I'm going with the $10 tickets.

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    It probably still smells like cow poop in there.

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    LOL. . .these responses are funny, don't you think they will sanitize it up before they host a NBA game there? I dont know I'm not from Indiana
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    Default Re: Pacers To Play A Preseason Game At Their Old Stompin' Grounds.

    I think there was already a thread about this...

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    Default Re: Pacers To Play A Preseason Game At Their Old Stompin' Grounds.

    I was going to make mention to the fact that the Pacers might be able to sell out TPC, until I saw they were charging 55 bucks for a seat in there.

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    LOL. . .these responses are funny, don't you think they will sanitize it up before they host a NBA game there? I dont know I'm not from Indiana
    Whats wrong with a few left over corn stalks and some cow poop... if we could get them to play some Bob Segar over the PA and it was the Knicks instead of New Orleans that would be a perfect night for basketball.

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    Default Re: Pacers To Play A Preseason Game At Their Old Stompin' Grounds.

    Maybe they can bring back the Kentucky Colonels for this game.

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    Whats wrong with a few left over corn stalks and some cow poop... if we could get them to play some Bob Segar over the PA and it was the Knicks instead of New Orleans that would be a perfect night for basketball.
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    I'm thinking of getting tickets to a Celtics preseason game...

    This question isn't for me, it's for a girl who might want to go: do the dance teams appear at the preseason games or not?

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    do the dance teams appear at the preseason games or not?
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    Nor would I pay $55 for a preseason game in a VERY old arena.......
    I'd pay $55 if the money went to charity. Sounds like a good enough reason to me.

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    I'm planning on going. I just signed up for my ticket as a full season ticket holder.

    I can also tell you that the TBA game vs. Chicago is at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Ft. Wayne.

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    Default Re: Pacers To Play A Preseason Game At Their Old Stompin' Grounds.

    I wouldn't mind the money going to Charity. If that was in there, I missed it when I read it the first time. And now that I re read it, I did miss it.

    So for Charity, I guess that's OK.

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    Default Re: Pacers To Play A Preseason Game At Their Old Stompin' Grounds.

    Since it's at the fair grounds, will they have deep fried snickers, twinkies and oreos? I think they should also allow smoking at the event, just to get that true old school feel
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    I am paying $55 dollars only if Tinsley is the starting PG.

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    I'm so going to this. Every time I go to an Ice game etc...I always comment on how cool this would be. I'll go with the $10 ticket it's not like there's a bad seat in the house.

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    Am I the only one who is less than enthused about the Pacers playing at the Coliseum. It might be good for PR and giving the money to charity is a nice touch. But I would much rather watch a game at Conseco - I hope the game at the Coliseum isn't in my ticket package.

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    Am I the only one who is less than enthused about the Pacers playing at the Coliseum. It might be good for PR and giving the money to charity is a nice touch. But I would much rather watch a game at Conseco - I hope the game at the Coliseum isn't in my ticket package.
    Hopefully you are the only one less than enthused. I know this had been rumored for awhile and we sort of thought it might be happening, but it's just such a great idea for a team trying to expand the fan base and tie itself to it's past glory.

    Next year they should hit a couple more venues around the state and continue to make it the INDIANA Pacers.

    Oh, and I'm getting the double nickle seat. It's all about the fun of it and based on the roster we'll see at camp this is going to be a lot of fun to watch.

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    Default Re: Pacers To Play A Preseason Game At Their Old Stompin' Grounds.

    they are also playing a preseason game in Fort Wayne.

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    Am I the only one who is less than enthused about the Pacers playing at the Coliseum.
    I'm not sure. Where does apathetic rank on the enthusiasm scale? However, since they're playing New Orleans I wouldn't be against going.

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    Maybe they can bring back the Kentucky Colonels for this game.
    I wish. I probably saw more than 100 games there. That would really bring back some memories and it was a great place to watch a game UB.
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