The only other time Indiana has hosted All-Star weekend was in 1985 when the game was played at the RCA Dome.
The longtime WNBA star retired at the end of last season after a 16-year career.
The moves comes less than two weeks after Archie Miller was named coach.
The Hoosier state is in the midst of its second tax amnesty program in the last ten years, and so far results have been promising.
Freshman Noah Vonleh told CBSSports.com last night he is leaving Indiana for the NBA draft.
Walt Bellamy was the first Indiana University basketball player to be selected with the top pick in an NBA draft.
The artist who crafted the Bird statue made sure it would stand about two feet taller than Magic Johnson’s.
Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller were drafted by the Orlando Magic and Charlotte Bobcats respectively.
The first Pacers game is expected to occur around Christmas.
Business owners say if the rest of the season is cancelled, they could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue.