Pacers celebrating growing attendance, record number of sell-out games

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‪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.‬