Fever basketball returns this weekend

Do you have the fever? If not yet, then you will! Tully Bevilaqua, Player Development Coach with the Indiana Fever, shares more on what’s ahead for the new year!

The Indiana Fever host the Connecticut Sun on Saturday, May 20 to open the 18th WNBA season at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Tipoff is 7:00 p.m., preceded by Indy’s largest pizza party on the Simon Family Plaza on Pennsylvania Street, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Arena doors open at 6:00.

The Fever open their 18th season while hoping to extend their own WNBA record by reaching the playoffs for a 13th consecutive summer. Fans can purchase 2-for-1 tickets by visiting FeverBasketball.com/PapaJohns and entering offer code: PIZZA. General admission tickets start at $13, with the first 5,000 fans receiving a 2017 Fever schedule magnet and car magnet. Fans can save a $2 box office surcharge by purchasing tickets in advance of the day of the game.

The first 500 fans attending the pizza party courtesy of Papa John’s will receive a free slice of pizza with a DJ spinning music and Turtle Time Entertainment roaming with Fever mascot Freddy Fever.

A t-shirt toss, Text2Win giveaway, Papa John’s prizes and pizza-themed contests including a Pizza Box Race will highlight arena activities throughout the opening night game.


Tully played 12 WNBA seasons including six with the Fever from 2005-10. In many regards, a turning point for the Fever franchise came with Bevilaqua’s signing prior to the 2005 season … the Fever has never missed the playoffs since that time! Tully helped Tamika Catchings lead the Fever into the playoffs in 2005, and the Fever reached the WNBA Finals in 2009. Tully was a six-time selection on the WNBA All-Defense Team and was selected by fans to the Fever’s All-Decade Team in 2009. The former point guard was on the Australian Olympic Team that won a silver medal in the 2008 Olympics. Since retiring, she has maintained residence in Indianapolis and is co-owner of Gym41, a northside gym that specializes in boot camp fitness training. She was hired this spring as the Fever’s player development coach. She also is an assistant coach with the Zionsville High School girls basketball team.

TICKETS & INFORMATION: FeverBasketball.com