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Fever to play at Butler's Fieldhouse into 2022

INDIANAPOLIS -- As part of a forced relocation, the WNBA's Indiana Fever will play at Butler University's historic Hinkle Fieldhouse from 2020 through part of the 2022 season.

The multiyear project to renovate and upgrade Bankers Life Fieldhouse, which is home to the Fever and the NBA's Indiana Pacers, caused the move. Most of the construction work will be done during the summer, when the Pacers are idle.

The Fever will return to Bankers Life once the project is done.

Hinkle Fieldhouse is a storied arena, built in 1928 and well known as a longtime home for state high school tournament games. It has been renovated over the years and Butler said nearly $50 million has been invested in the facility over the past few years.

Hinkle was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.