The Pacers have celebrated 16 sellout games this season already which means they are playing in their most popular season in more than a decade. The team has also seen an overall uptick in attendance by nearly 20 percent this season.
”I like the excitement, It’s a great feeling,” said Mark Johnson, a Pacers fan. ”I think the Pacers have instilled hope in the city again,” said Bo Dietrick, another Pacers fan.
Todd Taylor, Pacers Senior Vice President, attributes the teams popularity to their ability to snag such a great winning record. He also boasted authentic players who are easy to market as well as one of the best game experience for fans of all ages.
“We’re up about 2,700 fans per game for the first 27 games,” said Taylor.
He also said tickets are affordable. Tickets can be purchased for as low as $10 before most games.
Pacers merchandise is also going fast. Sales at the fieldhouse shop have nearly doubled over the last year. “The past two years, we have seen a 30 percent increase in our season ticket packages each year so that creates that base of fan support so we can get to those sellouts,” said Taylor.
“This is Indiana so everyone loves basketball, and they’re the home town team,” said Dietrick.
The Pacers saw the most sellouts in their first season in Bankers Life Fieldhouse. That was the 1999-2000 season.