Re: [hockhist] Indy Racer question
- Hi Doug,
The WHA major league Indianapolis Racers played all their exhibition games in the (then)brand-new Market Square Arena downtown. They did, on occasion, practice on the ancient Fargrounds ice -- if there was a conflict with another event at MSA -- but the Fairgrounds was avoided if at all possible.
In acquiring footage for my upcoming WHA Racers DVD set, I found an early 1974 exhibition game the Racers played in their home jerseys against the NHL Red Wings that at first look appears to be at the Fairgrounds -- but it was actually in Ft. Wayne, IN at the ice of the minor league Komets.
Hope that helps!
--- On Wed, 1/28/09, Douglas Holste <holste42@...> wrote:
From: Douglas Holste <holste42@...>
Subject: [hockhist] Indy Racer question
Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 9:33 AM
OK WHA experts, does anyone have information that the WHA Racers played
(even exhibition games) at Indiana Fairgrounds Arena. I don't think
they did but I could be wrong. I think they always played at Market
Square Arena and it was the minor league teams that eventually played
at the fairgrounds. Doug
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