Event Center

The Noblesville Board of Works and Public Safety has selected Patch Development as the developer team partner for the Noblesville Events Center and parking garage that will be the future home to the Indiana Pacers G League franchise.

“This is the first major milestone for us to hit since the city and Pacers Sports & Entertainment came together on May 8 to announce a transformational partnership to bring the second most prominent men’s basketball league in the world to Noblesville,” Mayor Chris Jensen said.  

On June 7, the city issued a Request for Proposals and Qualifications from developer partners who would work with the city and Pacers Sports & Entertainment to design, build, operate, and maintain the events center and garage. The city received two responses to the request.

“In the view of the evaluation committee, both were high quality proposals that would provide significant positive benefit to the community if chosen,” said Jensen. “Upon due diligence and further evaluation, the events center and parking garage will now be built within the master planned Innovation Mile project. Patch Development’s proposal included economic and financial benefits with this location and its proximity to I-69, Hamilton Town Center, existing and planned hotels and restaurants, Ruoff Music Center, and other amenities and planned developments.”

The evaluation committee also received input from consultants hired by the city to analyze economic impact, tourism impact, feasibility, parking operations, construction budgets, and construction timelines.

“Mayor Jensen’s vision for how our G League team and this facility fit into Noblesville’s economic development strategy illustrates why we are so excited about this partnership,” said, Rick Fuson, chief executive officer of Pacers Sports & Entertainment. “We look forward to continuing to work through this process with him, his team, and City of Noblesville leaders.”

With the Noblesville Board of Works and Public Safety approving the selection earlier today, the city can now work with Patch Development to negotiate and award a professional services agreement, using the Build-Operate-Transfer procurement method. This agreement will further define the scope, design services, engineering and architectural services, programming, flexible use components, financing structure, and total costs of the project, consistent with the RFPQ and applicable law.

The Pacers G League team will play at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in the interim until the new arena is completed.