Indiana Fever Set New WNBA Record by Clinching 11th Consecutive Playoff Berth

12-Hour Presale Ticket Offer, Sept. 8, Precedes Public Ticket On-sale, Sept. 9

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever (18-12) have clinched a berth in the 2015 WNBA Playoffs presented by Boost Mobile, by virtue of a tonight’s win over Connecticut. It is the Fever’s 11th consecutive playoff berth and its 12th in 16 years. The Fever’s 11 straight appearances (2005-15) break the former WNBA record shared by the Fever and Seattle Storm (2004-13).

Beginning Monday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 7, fans are encouraged to place a 20 percent deposit on 2016 season-ticket MVP memberships, in order to receive a pair of complimentary tickets to Round 1, Home Game 1 of the 2015 WNBA Playoffs.

Also from Aug. 31 to Sept. 7, fans can register for the Fever Flash newsletter and an opportunity to get first access to Lower Level playoff tickets during an exclusive $12 presale offer on Tuesday, Sept. 8 from Noon to Midnight.

Following the presale, remaining tickets for the Eastern Conference Semifinals go on sale at 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9. Tickets will be available at, the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets.

The Eastern Conference Semifinals begin Thursday, Sept. 17. Indiana is hopeful of reaching the Eastern Conference Finals, Sept. 24-29, for a fifth straight year and the sixth time in seven years. Final seeding, pairings, dates and times will not be determined until the conclusion of the regular season, Sept. 13.

The Indiana Fever playoffs are presented by Old National Bank. Below are facts about the Fever’s 11th straight playoff appearance:

  • The 2015 playoff spot means 12 postseason appearances in the Indiana’s 16-year history. The Fever have reached the Eastern Conference Finals in seven of the past 10 years, with trips to the WNBA Finals in 2009 & 2012. Indiana won the WNBA title in 2012 with a 3-1 series win over the Minnesota Lynx.
  • Stephanie White will make her first playoff appearance as a WNBA head coach. She reached the Eastern Conference Finals as a player with the Charlotte Sting in 1999, and reached the playoffs in each of the past four seasons as an Indiana assistant coach. Her 18 wins are the most by a first-year head coach in franchise history.
  • Indiana’s 28 all-time playoff victories are third in WNBA history, with Tamika Catchings a part of every playoff game in franchise history. Catchings, the league’s career leader in postseason points, rebounds, free throws and steals, is eighth all-time in playoff victories.
  • Five players remain from the club’s 2012 championship team – Catchings, Briann January, Erlana Larkins, Jeanette Pohlen and Shavonte Zellous.

Indiana enters the final two weeks of the regular season in a tight Eastern Conference race with the New York Liberty, Chicago Sky and Washington Mystics. The Fever are on the road for three games prior to their annual Fan Appreciation Night on Sunday, Sept. 13 against East front-runner New York (5:00 p.m.). The regular season finale is a Lucas Oil Family Night presented by IndyStar. Beginning at $21, Family Night tickets include a Fever t-shirt with a voucher for complimentary hot dog, chips and Pepsi product.