The Indiana Pacers plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a professional basketball team that. Indiana Pacers is a state's capital and largest city, Indianapolis, Indiana, located in the center of the state based team. Melvin & Herb Simon also owns the Indiana Fever of the WNBA. They are the Pacers' sister team and also play at Conseco Fieldhouse. Boomer and Bowser are the two mascots of the Indiana Pacers who appear in every home game, they also appear often for the National Basketball Association games.
In early days of the year 1967, a group of six investors including attorney Richard Tinkham, sports agent Chuck Barnes and Indianapolis Star sports writer Bob Collins, pooled their resources to purchase a franchise in the proposed American Basketball Association (ABA).
As said by Indianapolis attorney Richard Tinkham, the nickname "Pacers" was decided on through a combined decision of the original investors. Tinkham, who was one of those investors, told that the nickname was an arrangement of the state's rich history with the harness racing pacers and the pace car used for the running of the Indianapolis 500. Investor Chuck Barnes was a horse racing fan in addition to being business manager of Mario Andretti, Rodger Ward and A.J. Foyt.