Pacers, IPL team up to improve city’s basketball courts

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INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis-area basketball courts are set for an upgrade.

The Indianapolis Parks Foundation revealed Tuesday that the city, Indianapolis Power & Light and the Pacers Foundation representing the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever have committed $1.1 million to build and renovate basketball courts at Marion County parks.

The public-private partnership will support half of the outdoor basketball court improvements needed throughout the parks system over the next five years. Lentz, Olin, Parcel 15 and Thatcher parks will be among the first to get upgrades.

IPL, the Pacers Foundation and city leaders made the announcement while breaking ground at the Tamika Catchings Court, set to be installed this summer at Thatcher Park on the west side.