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Market Square Arena (2US 140, IN 206)

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MARKET SQUARE ARENA

2US 140, IN 206

Indiana Pacers (NBA) (1974-1999) Indianapolis Ice (IHL) (1988-1999) Indiana Twisters (CISL) (1996-1997) Indianapolis Racers (WHA) (1974-1979) 1980 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

Market Square Arena was best known as the home of the Indiana Pacers of the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association from 1974]–1999. The first Pacers basketball game ever held in the arena was a preseason game against the Milwaukee Bucks; attendance was 16,929. The first regular-season ABA game in the arena was held on October 18, 1974 against the San Antonio Spurs; the Pacers lost in double overtime, 129–121 in front of 7,473 fans. The first Pacers victory in Market Square Arena came on October 23 with a 122-107 win over the Spirits of St. Louis. The 1974–75 season ended for the Pacers with the ABA Finals played in Market Square Arena and Freedom Hall against their archrivals, the Kentucky Colonels. The Colonels defeated the Pacers in that championship series, winning the ABA title in five games (4 wins to 1). The 1975–76 Pacers won their final home ABA game in Market Square Arena with a 109–95 victory against the Colonels. (Kentucky won the next game by one point to win the series and advance, ending the Pacers' ABA tenure.) The Pacers continued to play in Market Square Arena after they joined the NBA. The final Pacers game to be played in Market Square Arena was a pre-season exhibition game against the Utah Jazz on October 23, 1999.

Market Square Arena was also the home of the Indianapolis Racers of the WHA from 1974–1979.

Unused 4" x 6" continental size chrome postcard.

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