Date set for Pacers FanJam 2022
The annual event serves as an introduction of the team and is free opportunity to see the entire team up close before a new season begins.
The Pacers are back in Indianapolis and set to open training camp this week. Monday was media day and the first practice will be held on Tuesday.
Your first opportunity to see this new roster in person will be on Sunday, Oct. 9 at Pacers FanJam, a free annual event held at Gainbridge Fieldhouse prior to the start of the regular season. It includes an introduction of the team, a skills challenge, 3-point contest, scrimmage and an entertaining rookie show.
Before then, they will have already played two preseason games; both on the road, at Charlotte and New York.
What you need to know:
It starts at noon on Oct. 9. Doors open at 11 a.m.
The Colts are off that day, instead playing on Thursday of the previous week at Denver.
Tickets are FREE, but required. They will be available at this link on Oct. 3 at 10 a.m.
Parking is free across the street at the Virginia Street Garage.
The first 5,000 fans will receive the gold t-shirt below, along with a voucher for the concessions — a hot dog, bag of chips and Pepsi drink.
There will be plenty of festivities for kids.
You WILL be able to get photos will players afterward on the main concourse. That returns this year. But you’ll need a wristband beforehand.
Note that The Fieldhouse has gone cashless, tickets are mobile only and the maximum bag size allowed is 4"x6"x1.5" — such as a small clutch purse.
Pacers FanJam will be the first time many fans have been back since the pandemic — and seen The Fieldhouse since it has underwent three phases of renovations. Final work is still ongoing. I highly suggest taking time to walk around and explore.
“FanJam is always a special time for our team and our fans to celebrate a new season together,” head coach Rick Carlisle said. “Our players and coaches are enthusiastically looking forward to seeing everyone back in Gainbridge Fieldhouse to help tip-off the start of the season.”
I’ve covered every one of them for the last decade; however, they were unable to host one last year (2020) due the pandemic. Here are my stories (with video) from the past six Pacers FanJams.
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