Conseco Fieldhouse Review

Paul Swaney of StadiumJourney.com reviewed Conseco Fieldhouse. It’s a great project the guy is doing. Here is a little snippet of what he wrote:

Located in the heart of Indianapolis, Conseco Fieldhouse is a great example of what a great NBA arena can look like.  Fan comfort, great sight lines, and a respect for team history are all major factors in making for an enjoyable basketball experience.

FANFARE Score: 32

Food & Beverage: 4

The most disappointing aspect of the Food & Beverage offered at Conseco is the long lines that fans experience, especially in the upper sections of the fieldhouse.  I took a walk around the arena with about 8 minutes to go in the second quarter and lines were as long as 30-people deep.  With 31 concessions stands, this has to be chalked up to poor management of staffing needs.

Once you make it to the front of the line, there will be plenty of appetizing options.  Sausages by Johnsonville, and Donato’s pizza are favorites.  There are also several restaurant options so fans can choose to arrive early for a game some dinner.

Atmosphere: 5

Conseco Fieldhouse effortlessly melds an old feel with modern amenities.  It looks as if it is part of the neighborhood, yet from inside it seems massive.  It begins with the main entryway, an expansive rotunda which can be accessed without a ticket.  In fact, it’s another place where the Pacers may be understaffed.  The multiple lines for Will Call all had significant lines, so come early if you’re getting your tickets at the arena.

Once you reach your seat, you’ll find that every seat has a padded bottom, without being overly cushy, it’s a very comfortable place to park yourself.  From your seat, you have a great view of the court regardless our where you sit.  I sat behind the basket, in a corner section about 5 rows from the top, and still felt as though I could see the action clearly.


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