INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Pacers’ game with the Chicago Bulls Wednesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse has been postponed due to weather conditions, the team announced.
The game will be rescheduled and announced at a later date. Tickets for Wednesday night’s game will be honored for that game.
The Pacers had been scheduled to take on the Chicago Bulls at 7 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
"The Pacers continue to be in contact with NBA officials regarding the weather situation and potential impact on the game," a spokesman said Wednesday afternoon, hours before calling the game.
With all of Marion County under a travel watch, with only essential travel recommended, the decision not to cancel Wednesday's game brought ire from some on social media.
"It's not a good call. They are saying that only essential travel, (and) this game is not essential," Loni Morrow Powe wrote on the RTV6 Facebook page.
"That is just insane!!! The mayor and other officials are asking everyone to stay off the roads unless it is an emergency!!! A basketball game is NOT an emergency!!" wrote Kerri Stinson.
"That mean the employees need to drive in these conditions, they should reschedule," Stephen Brown wrote.
But others said they were glad the game was still on.
"I am sure that the Bulls are already in downtown as are the Pacers, and the storm should be over with," wrote John Robey. "Yea I think they should play and tickets should be 1/2 price or free for tonight's game and reimbursements to all prepaid tickets."
"It's YOUR choice to choose to go or not to go. If you chose to go & get into an accident & possibly injure other's as well, it's no one's fault but your own," Karen Gougler wrote. "Try telling the officer's that you chose to go to the game because 'they didn't cancel it.' Use some common sense."
The Pacers will play again at home Friday at 7 p.m.