Fever fans set WNBA Finals record


Richard Essex/Eyewitness News

Indianapolis - The Colts game wasn't even over as hundreds of fans left Lucas Oil Stadium and headed for Conseco Fieldhouse Sunday to cheer on the Indiana Fever in game three of the WNBA Finals.

They came in pairs and groups.  They came into the Fieldhouse ready for the game.

"We have waited a long time for it.  We both have our Fever stuff underneath our Colts stuff so we could sit there and get here and switch out and now we are Fever fans," said one man.

This crowd, with their signs, red hair and waving banners, is reported to the be the largest ever for a WNBA final game.

"We always believe the Fever could do it and here they are," exclaimed a happy fan.

There were more than 18,000 people cheering on the Fever and at least four, with Seattle football jerseys that needed something to cheer about after their team was defeated by the Colts.

"This is great. I mean what an atmosphere in here. We could cheer for a change you know," said a Seahawks fan.

Cheering is something the Fever believers are getting used to.

"That was a great game. Both teams played really, really well.  It's very exciting for the fans.  What more can you ask for," said a grateful fan.

After 10 years in the league and a few halted runs in the playoffs, this season, they say, is overdue.

"I'm really excited this is our year.  We are going to win it all.  This is our only chance.  I feel like we've got to make the most out of it. We are not going to waste the opportunity," explained a hopeful supporter.

The Fever won a close contest against the Phoenix Mercury 86-85 Sunday afternoon at Conseco Fieldhouse.  The Fever took a two games to one lead in the WNBA Finals.