Sep 27, 2021
Media Contact: Lisa Harpenau, Vice President for Corporate Communications, email@example.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Guests returning to the Fieldhouse this October will notice several exciting changes, and chief among them will be a new name. Pacers Sports & Entertainment (PS&E) and Indiana-based Gainbridge announced today that Gainbridge is the new naming partner for the NBA’s most iconic arena. The home of the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, and hundreds of events throughout the year has been renamed Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
The multi-year partnership was announced Monday morning on the Gainbridge and Pacers social media handles as well as at an official press conference at the team’s training facility, the Ascension St. Vincent Center, featuring Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, PS&E President & Chief Operating Officer Rick Fuson, and Group 1001 President & Chief Executive Officer Dan Towriss.
“Just as the Fieldhouse is so much more than simply a basketball arena, the chance to partner with a bold, forward-thinking company like Gainbridge means so much more than just putting a name on a building,” said Fuson. “Our organizations share a vision for engaging new generations of consumers, strengthening our city and state economies, and investing in our community with intentionality. We could not have asked for a better aligned partner, and we look forward to growing together for years to come.”
The partnership provides an exciting new platform for Gainbridge, an Indianapolis-headquartered company with a national digital footprint, to continue expanding its brand. It also brings together two organizations aligned on making intentional investments to improve the lives of children and families and strengthen the city and state they call home.
Under the leadership of Towriss, a Ball State graduate, Gainbridge became the Presenting Sponsor of the Indianapolis 500 in 2019 and has made considerable business and philanthropic investments in Indiana and around the country. PS&E, meanwhile, has been a catalyst in making Gainbridge Fieldhouse Indiana’s most widely-enjoyed venue, while the Pacers remain one of the NBA’s most recognizable and respected franchises on and off the court.
“We couldn’t be more excited to join the Pacers and Fever at the new Gainbridge Fieldhouse. It really is the ‘Fieldhouse of the Future,’ where we’ll be hosting a wide range of exciting sports and entertainment events with new and improved space, infrastructure and technology,’’ said Towriss. “This unveiling is such a critical moment for us as we join in experiencing this amazing venue with a bold new Gainbridge Fieldhouse brand. This partnership goes farther than just this new venue because together, we can make an even bigger impact with our aligned commitment to improving communities through sports and education.’’
Gainbridge, a Group 1001 company, is a self-managed innovative digital platform providing its clients with direct access to trusted financial products to smartly grow their savings over time. Gainbridge strives to offer products through its platform that are simple, intuitive, and backed by smart technology with no complexity or hidden fees. Gainbridge empower clients to take control of their financial future with simple solutions that are accessible to everyone no matter their budget.
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The release video can be found here
About Group 1001
Gainbridge is a part of the Group 1001 family of companies striving to make trusted financial products accessible to everyone. Group 1001 has combined assets under management of approximately $44 billion, as of June 30, 2021, and offers unique accumulation and protection solutions that seek to create long-term value through strong operating fundamentals and empowering its customers, employees and communities. Group 1001’s family of brands includes Gainbridge, Delaware Life, Clear Spring Insurance and Clear Spring Health.
Group 1001 has a strong commitment to service and community through programs focused on improving lives through sports and education. Group 1001’s charitable giving spans 22 states, positively impacting over 200,000 youths, and includes public and private partnerships to revitalize youth sports fields in at-risk communities and the creation of mentoring and education programs.
About Pacers Sports & Entertainment
Pacers Sports & Entertainment is an integrated sports and entertainment company including the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Pacers Gaming, Pacers Foundation, Inc., and operations of Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Its team of inspired and dedicated employees has a shared purpose of winning through a commitment to excellence, serving the local community and entertaining fans and guests.
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