The Indiana Fever team began in 2000, when the state was granted an expansion franchise to coincide with the opening of Bankers Life Fieldhouse (then Conseco Fieldhouse). In their first two seasons, they were coached by women’s basketball legends Anne Donovan and Nell Fortner. Led by center Kara Wolters, in their inaugural campaign the team posted a record of 9–23.
In 2012, the Fever advanced to the 2012 WNBA Finals. Indiana then defeated the Minnesota Lynx, 3 games to 1. It was the Fever’s first WNBA title.
The Indiana Fever are a professional basketball team based in Indianapolis, Indiana, playing in the Eastern Conference in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded before the inaugural 2000 season began. The team is owned by Herb Simon, who also owns the Fever’s NBA counterpart, the Indiana Pacers, and Simon Malls.
2000 – Present / Women’s National Basketball Association
2000 – Present / Indiana Fever
Fever – The name captures the spirit and imagination of Indiana basketball. Named associated with the NBA Indiana Pacers.
WNBA Championships 1
2020 – Present / Hinkle Fieldhouse
2000 – 2019 / Bankers Life Fieldhouse
2000 – Present / Herbert Simon
*Blue is this team’s history