FORT WAYNE, IN - The Mad Ants are saying “Goodbye” to Fort Wayne.
Fort Wayne's NBA G-League basketball team is moving on from the Summit City to Central Indiana.
City officials in Noblesville have pledged to build a $36.5 million arena that will become the new home for the Mad Ants.
According to a press release from Pacers Sports & Entertainment (PSE), as part of the move, the basketball team (named for Fort Wayne’s “Mad” Anthony Wayne) will have a new name that is still being decided. The team will continue to be called the Mad Ants during the upcoming season.
The Pacers' NBA G-League affiliate will eventually move to the 3,400 seat, 85,000-square-foot-arena on the east side of Indianapolis, the tweet said.
The Mad Ants will reportedly play the 2023-2024 season, which starts in October, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis.
The Mad Ants have called Fort Wayne home since 2007.