As the jingle goes, “there’s more than corn in Indiana.” There’s also basketball. Lots of basketball. Exciting basketball. And most exciting of all is that some of the most successful hardwood heroes inátheástate right now are women. The Indiana Fever, the state’s WNBA franchise, are enjoying growing popularity among fans and well-earned success on the court.
I’ve been to two Fever games at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis this year. The first was a pre-season match-up between the Fever and San Antonio Stars that my son’s 6th grade class attended. One thing that surprised me — maybe I don’t give my son and his friends enough credit — was that I didn’t hear one kid say anything disparaging about having to watch “girl’s basketball.” If there were any thoughts along those lines, they were probably put to rest by the Fever’s aggressive and winning play. They won that game 78-69.
The second game I went to gave me a chance to check out the Legends Club at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse. As a guest of the Fever and a local bloggers network, I enjoyed a free ticket to the game and free food and drink in the Legends Club. I’ll admit to doing a little more chatting than basketball watching, but being in the Fieldhouse during a Fever game with the announcer and music and applause in the background was still a lot of fun.
I’m hoping to make it out to at least one more game this season. If you’d like to take in a game, too, check out this deal:
Indiana Fever – Lucas Oil Family Nights
Sponsored by The Indianapolis Star
July 7, August 18 and September 1
Starting at only $13 you can get a ticket, Pepsi, chips, hot dog and a t-shirt.
You can find the Fever’s entire season schedule here.