Indiana Pacemates bring down Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis

While Conseco Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis is best known as the home of both the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever, there is one more team that calls this Indianapolis attraction home, the Indiana Pacemates.  The Pacemates have just as lengthy a history as the Pacers’, since they both started in the American Basketball Association in 1967.  When the Indianapolis basketballteam joined the NBA the Pacemates were invited to join the league as well and officially became the first dance squad to be part of the National Basketball Association. While the girls who make up the Pacemates don’t have to be from the state of Indiana, most are home-grown Hoosiers and live in and around Indianapolis.

The Indiana Pacemates are not only in charge of keeping the crowd involved during home games, performing during time-outs and bringing down the house during their half-time routines, they are ambassadors for the game of basketball itself. The Pacer’s season is only seven months long, not including playoffs, but being an Indiana Pacemate is a year round commitment. The girls make public appearances at all kinds of Indianapolis events, from joining the Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders in Monument Circle every winter to help light the tree during the Circle of Lights Festival to visiting and playing with the kids at the Riley Hospital for Children. It is not just the local community that is affected by the joy and exuberance these girls provide; they have traveled all over the world to help globalize the game of basketball. The Pacemates have even made several trips to the Middle East to perform for our troops and help boost moral.

TheIndiana Pacemates have become an integral part of the Indianapolis sports scene. Over the past 40 years these girls have helped spread the culture of Indianapolisto a world-wide audience and have no plans of stopping anytime soon. Whether it is at half-time of a Pacers game or one of the Pacemates’ many charitable appearances, the next time you see these girls remember just how much they do for the city of Indianapolis.

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