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Mayor Hogsett surprises Indiana Fever with Paint the Town Red Day

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Joe Hogsett, mayor of Indianapolis, declared this Friday Paint the Town Red Day. This proclamation supports the Indiana Fever’s season opener and their move back to Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

“Hoosiers are privileged to witness the emergence of a young, dynamic, and driven team, brimming with talent and determination,” Hogsett stated in the proclamation.

Gainbridge Fieldhouse is the home of the Indiana Fever. Last season, the Fever played four games at Butler University’s Hinkle Fieldhouse and nine more at the Indiana Famers Coliseum. The Fieldhouse of the Future renovations caused the sporatic relocation of Fever home games last year.

Hogsett noted the renovations in his proclamation.

“For the first time in history, the Indiana Fever will appear at Gainbridge Fieldhouse for every regular season home game,” Hogsett said. “The culmination of a remarkable three-year, $360-million renovation project has transformed (Gainbridge Fieldhouse) into the world’s greatest basketball sanctuary.”

Paint the Town Red Day
Joe Hogsett, mayor of Indianapolis, presents Indiana Fever head coach Christie Sides and her team with the ‘Paint the Town Red Day’ proclamation. (Media provided/Pacers Sports & Entertainment)

The proclamation asked Hoosiers to wear red in support of the Indiana Fever’s home opener at Gainbridge Fieldhouse this Friday.

Last month, the Indiana Fever selected Aliyah Boston as the number one overall pick in the 2023 WBNA draft.

Further, Hogsett displayed his support for this pick while praising the Fever’s current roster.

“Players including Aliyah Boston, Grace Berger, Kelsey Mitchell, Erica Wheeler, and NaLyssa Smith will proudly represent the team this season,” Hogsett said.

Finally, Hogsett concluded the proclamation with why Hoosiers ought to wear red this Friday.

“Together, we will paint the town red, harnessing a collective spirit to ignite a blaze of victory, inspiring (many) Fever fans.”

Contact multi-media staff writer Noral Parham III at (317)-762-7846 or email at NoralP@IndyRecorder.com. Follow him on Twitter @NoralParham.

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