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Market Square Arena was an indoor arena, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Completed in 1974, at a cost of $23 million, it seated 16,530, for basketball and 15,993, for ice hockey.

The Arena was the long time home of the Indiana Pacers of the NBA, from 1974 to 1999, as well as mixture of both top level hockey, Indianapolis Racers of the WHA, and minor league hockey of Indianapolis Checkers and Indianapolis Ice both of the IHL.

Otop of sports it was also a major concert venue for the region. Performing under the lights of the Market Square Arena included the likes of Frank Sinatra, Kiss, Bee Gees and Deep Purple. Its most notable concert came on June 26, 1977 where it was the host to Elvis Presley's last concert before he passed.

While the Arena was state of the art when it was built, including early monochrome matrix based screens for the scoreboards which were replaced by full color ones in the 1980s, it would not last far into the 21st Century. The Pacers left in the 1999-2000 season for Bankers Life Fieldhouse

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