Caitlin Clark fever is spreading. Indiana is all in on the excitement.

(16 Apr 2024)
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New York — 15 April 2024
1. STILL of Caitlin Clark, left, posing for a photo with WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert. Photo ID: 24106854115396

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Cleveland — 7 April 2024
2. STILL of Iowa guard Caitlin Clark during the first half of the Final Four college basketball championship game in the women’s NCAA Tournament, Photo ID: 24098717256156

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Indianapolis — 16 April 2024
3. STILL photo of a mural by Kwazar Martin featuring Indiana Fever player Caitlin Clark, Photo ID: 24107641825558
4. STILL photo of Caitlin Clark hat in the Indiana Fever team store, Photo ID: 24107641801147
5. People checking out at Gainbridge Fieldhouse team store
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Shelby Tukulve, Indianapolis resident:
"So I got the ‘Clark Effect’ t-shirt, and then we got the hat from my dad because he wanted it. It has Clark’s number on it. And then we got the red t-shirt that says ‘First overall pick, Fever select Caitlin Clark.’ Very excited for it."
7. Caitlin Clark merchandise at Gainbridge Fieldhouse team store
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Shelby Tukulve, Indianapolis resident:
"So we are half season ticket holders. We’ve been season ticket holders for like, I think it’s our third year now and we’re very excited. This season going to be a lot of fun. A lot of new people, a lot of new fans."
9. Caitlin Clark merchandise at Gainbridge Fieldhouse team store
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeremiah Marshall, Indianapolis resident:
"She is a midwestern personality. She’s exactly what we want here. She fits everything that we want. She builds this community up, and she is, a very popular woman. And I love what she’s doing for the state of basketball and for the state of Indiana."
11. Caitlin Clark merchandise at Gainbridge Fieldhouse team store

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New York — 15 April 2024
12. STILL photo of Caitlin Clark, left, posing for a photo with WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert. Photo ID: 24107039112677
13. STILL photo of Caitlin Clark during an interview for the WNBA basketball draft Photo ID: 24107047049552
14. STILL photo of LSU’s Angel Reese, Iowa’s Caitlin Clark and Stanford’s Cameron Brink before the WNBA basketball draft, Photo ID: 24106827976975

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Cleveland — 7 April 2024
15. STILL photo of Caitlin Clark taken during the second half of the Final Four college basketball championship game against South Carolina in the women’s NCAA Tournament, Photo ID: 24098762201081
16. STILL photo of Caitlin Clark as she shoots over South Carolina guard Bree Hall (23) during the first half of the Final Four college basketball championship game in the women’s NCAA Tournament, Photo ID: 24098699230611
STORYLINE:
She’s cemented her place as a college basketball legend. Now, Caitlin Clark is heading for the WNBA following her draft Monday night by the Indiana Fever, and the basketball state eagerly awaits her debut.

Fans by the thousands gathered at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse — home to the Fever and the NBA Pacers — Monday night and flocked to the team store Tuesday to purchase gear for the upcoming season.

Clark’s arrival is expected to drive a new era of pro sports and business to downtown Indianapolis as ticket prices and sales have already soared. 

Jeremiah Marshall bought half-season tickets for the Fever for the first time this year ahead of the Clark fever.

“She’s a Midwestern personality,” he said.

“This season is going to be a lot of fun,” she said. “A lot of new people, a lot of new fans.”

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