Indianapolis Racers

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Indianapolis Racers
First Season
1974-75
Team History
Indianapolis Racers (1974-78)
Conference/Division
World Hockey Association (1974-78)
  • Eastern Division (1974-77)
Venue
Market Square Arena (1974-78)
Key People
Players • Head Coaches • Executives


The Indianapolis Racers were a major league hockey team in the World Hockey Association (WHA) from 1974 to 1978. They competed in four full seasons before folding 25 games into the 1978-79 season. They are often best known for being the first professional team for Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier.

Publications

Home programs by season

Season/Date Type Opponent Venue
1970s
October 17, 1974 Regular Season Michigan Stags Market Square Arena
January 7, 1975 Regular Season Vancouver Blazers Market Square Arena
1975-76 Regular Season n/a Market Square Arena
1978-79 Regular Season (1 • 2) n/a Market Square Arena

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

1970s 1974-75 • 1976-77 • 1977-78 • 1978-79
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