Fever vs. Chicago
Fever vs. Chicago
The Indiana Fever announced the 2023 regular season will tip off at Gainbridge Fieldhouse against the Connecticut Sun, last year's WNBA runner-ups, on Friday, May 19.
The team, which earlier this month secured the top draft pick in the upcoming 2023 WNBA Draft, returns to Gainbridge Fieldhouse following the completion of Fieldhouse of the Future renovations during the last three summers.
The WNBA’s regular-season schedule increases to an all-time high 40 games per team in 2023. Eleven of the Fever's 20 home games come in August and September, a stretch that could prove crucial as the team pushes for a return to the postseason.
"This season holds much promise for our franchise and our fans. In addition to playing all our games at Gainbridge Fieldhouse again, we have the first pick in the draft, a new head coach, an increased number of games, and the return of our amazing players," said Dr. Allison Barber, President of Fever Basketball. "I am anxious for our fans to cheer the Fever to victory."
The three-phase, $360 million Fieldhouse of the Future renovations were completed this summer, the second-largest project ever of its kind for an NBA/WNBA facility. Fever fans returning to the Fieldhouse will enjoy new concessions, updated restrooms, brand new seats, reimagined and new premium areas, upgraded technology and LEDs, and much more for an enhanced fan experience. Bicentennial Unity Plaza, just to the north of Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Maryland Street, will open late spring or early summer.
Additionally, the Fever hired new head coach Christie Sides in early November. Sides, a former Fever assistant with more than 20 years of WNBA and collegiate coaching experience, brings an energy and passion that will push the Fever’s talented, young roster to the next level.
Ticket information for all Fever home games at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum and Hinkle Fieldhouse will be announced at a later date.
Expected preseason games will also be announced at a later date.