Free Tickets Gone, but Good Seats Still Remain for Tonights Game 3
Roughly 12 hours after it was announced that Indiana Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird had purchased the entire Conseco Fieldhouse balcony for tonight’s Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 between the Indiana Fever and the Detroit Shock, all of the approximately 9,000 tickets have been distributed.
Due to tremendous response from Fever fans and the Indianapolis community, the free tickets made available by Bird’s generosity were completely gone just past noon on Saturday – only two hours after the Conseco Fieldhouse Box Office opened.
Fans began arriving outside Conseco Fieldhouse as early as 7 a.m., and approximately 200 people had gathered on The Fieldhouse steps by 9:30 a.m. By the time arena doors opened, several hundred fans filled the Clarian Health Entry Pavilion and over 3,000 tickets were given away in the first 30 minutes of distribution. Over 5,000 tickets were gone within an hour. By 12:15 p.m., the supply of free tickets was completely exhausted.
The Fever, which finished the regular season with the best record (22-12) in the Eastern Conference, evened its best-of-three series with longtime playoff nemesis and defending champion Detroit with a 79-75 win Friday evening. Good seats still remain for Saturday’s decisive Game 3. The winner advances to the WNBA Finals.
Lower bowl and Krieg DeVault Club Level tickets are still available for the game, and are on sale at the Conseco Fieldhouse Box Office, FeverBasketball.com and all Ticketmaster locations. In addition, Kroger Plus Card members may use Kroger Plus Cards to purchase lower level seats for just $12 by showing the card at the box office or entering the Kroger Plus Card number on the Fever website.