The Pacers announced plans to celebrate their 50th season in style with special Decade Games to honor the teams and players covering the six decades of the franchise.
In addition to the Decade Games, the Pacers also announced six “Hickory” games to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the movie ‘Hoosiers’ which was a huge success last season. Also, the annual preseason FanJam will be held at the Fieldhouse on Sunday, Oct. 23.
The 50th season celebrations games begin on Opening Night, Oct. 26 against the Mavericks along with the six Decade Games shown below. Here are more details from the Pacers:
Bankers Life Fieldhouse will transform for each Decade Game and include halftime ceremonies featuring players, coaches, and staff who represented the Pacers during each decade. Each Decade Game will feature era-specific in-game entertainment, including videos, music, and other fun elements. Current Pacers players will join the celebration by donning official shooting shirts inspired by Pacers uniforms from each decade and their jerseys will feature a commemorative 50th Season patch for all games during the 2016-17 season.
The Pacers will also play one “Hickory” game per month starting Nov. 18 against the Phoenix Suns. The other games are Dec. 22 vs. Celtics, Jan. 27 vs. Kings, Feb. 24 vs. Grizzlies, Mar. 24 vs. Nuggets and Apr. 6 vs. Bucks.
Single game tickets go on sale Thursday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. ET.