Well, I mean, why else would they have their first game at Ball State?

http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/prese...ed_040804.html

Preseason Schedule Opens Oct. 11 in Muncie
Indiana Pacers News Release | Aug. 4, 2004


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The Indiana Pacers announced Wednesday their 2004 National Basketball Association preseason schedule that includes four games in Conseco Fieldhouse and one game at Muncie, Ind.
The Muncie game opens the preseason schedule, Monday, Oct. 11, when the Pacers meet Washington in Ball State University’s Worthen Arena. Game time is 7:00 p.m. The Pacers then play at Memphis Oct. 16; return home to host Minnesota Oct. 19, in Conseco Fieldhouse for a 7:00 p.m. game and go on the road for games against Minnesota in Bismarck, N.D., Oct. 23, and Denver, Oct. 24.

The Pacers will wrap up the schedule with three games in the Fieldhouse: Memphis, Oct. 26 (7:00 p.m.); Chicago, Oct. 27 (7:00 p.m.) and Denver, Oct. 29 (7:00 p.m.).

The Pacers open the NBA regular season Nov. 3 at Cleveland and have their home opener Nov. 6 against the Bulls.

All preseason games will be carried on 1070 WIBC. The complete preseason schedule follows (all times Indianapolis time, EST).

Preseason Schedule
Monday, Oct. 11, vs. Washington, 7:00 p.m., Worthen Arena, Muncie, Ind.
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Saturday, Oct. 16, at Memphis, 7:00 p.m.
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Tuesday, Oct. 19, MINNESOTA, 7:00 p.m.
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Saturday, Oct. 23, vs. Minnesota, 7:00 p.m., Bismarck Civic Center, Bismarck, N.D.
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Sunday, Oct. 24, at Denver, 8:00 p.m.
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Tuesday, Oct. 26, MEMPHIS, 7:00 p.m.
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Wednesday, Oct. 27, CHICAGO, 7:00 p.m.
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Friday, Oct. 29, DENVER, 7:00 p.m.
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Games in Conseco Fieldhouse capitalized
All times local