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Old February 11th, 2009, 05:37 AM   #121
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That's an awesome venue for hoops. It's a nice change from 2 or 3 tiered arenas. How many people does it hold?
About 12,000.
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Assembly Hall
Opened in 1972, Capacity: 17,456
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

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the giant protruding structures on either side of the above image are quite imposing to see in person, I wish i could find a better image of those and the roof

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The stands are very steep, again, I wish I could find an image from the top of the upper deck, it is very startling to look down when you walk out of the concourse into the upper deck



the outside is very interesting as well

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Old February 18th, 2009, 06:18 AM   #123
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Assembly Hall
Opened in 1972, Capacity: 17,456
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

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the giant protruding structures on either side of the above image are quite imposing to see in person, I wish i could find a better image of those and the roof

image hosted on flickr


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The stands are very steep, again, I wish I could find an image from the top of the upper deck, it is very startling to look down when you walk out of the concourse into the upper deck

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the outside is very interesting as well
I've been there before. I never saw a game there, but walking around with it empty and seeing how steep the stands are, you can see why it gets so loud there. It's an awesome place.
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I went there just the other day We're doing pathetic lately, (well for the entire season) but it really is a special place when the noise gets going.
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Carrier Dome Syracuse University Orangeman
Capacity 33,633 (Basketball)



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Old February 19th, 2009, 05:00 AM   #126
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Capacity 33,633 (Basketball)
It's great that they pack in so many people and make a fortune off every game but having been there many times it's one of the worst places to watch a game. Every seat is a mile from the action
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Old February 21st, 2009, 01:52 AM   #127
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I went there just the other day We're doing pathetic lately, (well for the entire season) but it really is a special place when the noise gets going.
Sampson left that program a mess, but Crean's gonna get IU back to the glory days, I'm sure of it.
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Old February 21st, 2009, 05:31 AM   #128
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Yeah, as an IU grad, this season is rough. But both UCLA and North Carolina had to endure a couple of bad seasons before they got good again.

Assembly Hall is pretty cool. It is not your typical basketball arena. A new practice facility is being built in the SE parking lot.

Anyone notice how from the outside it looks like a bird with its wings spread?
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Old December 10th, 2010, 09:10 PM   #129
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BUMP!!!

Anyways, Thought I'd resurrect this thread since it's getting towards conference play in the college basketball season.

Some more of the home of the Xavier Musketeers, the Cintas Center (10,250) in Cincinnati, Ohio. They completed a complete overhaul of the video/sound system in the arena over the summer, and the place looks like an NBA type facility now.

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Old December 10th, 2010, 10:46 PM   #130
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Horizon League arenas

Hinkle Fieldhouse, Butler (10,000)



Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso (5,000)



Beeghly Center, Youngstown State (6,500)


Calihan Hall, Detroit (8,295)



Gentile Center, Loyola (5,200)


Nutter Center, Wright State (12,000)



Resch Center, Green Bay (10,200)


US Cellular Arena, Milwaukee (10,700)


Wolstein Center, Cleveland State (13,610)

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I've only been to Hinkle (a million times) but I would love to go to a Butler road game at one of these places.

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Old December 11th, 2010, 04:59 AM   #131
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Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, N.J., Rutgers University (8,000)


Jadwin Gymnasium, Princeton, N.J., Princeton University (6,854)

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Old December 11th, 2010, 05:04 AM   #132
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And then the 2nd best college basketball venue behind Hinkle, the Palestra in Philadelphia.


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Old December 12th, 2010, 09:47 AM   #133
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Speaking of the Palestra, here are the other arenas of Philadelphia's Big 5 (+1):

Liacouras Center (Temple University), 10200:





As a Temple student, I can tell you, it's quite something to behold.

Tom Gola Arena (La Salle University), 4000:




Villanova University (The Pavilion), 6500:




St. Joseph's University (Hagan Arena), 4200:



My girlfriend's an SJU alumna who used to work there.

And the +1:
Drexel University (Daskalakis Athletic Center), 2300:




Soon they'll move to the Armory:


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Wow, there are some really great college basketball arenas out there that I didn't know of. Some of the older, more intimate venues look like a great place to watch a game.

As for the enormous arenas, my alma mater has one of the better ones I’ve been to.

The University of Tennessee – Knoxville
Thompson Boling Arena – Pat Summit Court “The Summit”

Capacity: 21,678 (24,678 before the 2007 renovation)

Attendance: the men’s team averaged 19,661 a game in 2009 (4th highest in the country) and the women averaged 13,999 (highest in the country).



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Old December 13th, 2010, 02:45 AM   #135
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From the Southeastern Conference:

SEC East:
Colonial Life Arena (18,000) - University of South Carolina



Memorial Gymnasium (14,168) - Vanderbilt University


Rupp Arena (23,000) - University of Kentucky (Men)

Memorial Coliseum (9,000) - University of Kentucky (Women)


Stegeman Coliseum (10,523) - University of Georgia


Stephen C. O'Connell Center (12,000) - University of Florida



Thompson-Boling Arena (21,678) - University of Tennessee



SEC West:
Coleman Coliseum (15,316) - University of Alabama (Men)


Foster Auditorium (5,400) - University of Alabama (Women)


Auburn Arena (9,600) - Auburn University



Bud Walton Arena (19,368) - University of Arkansas


Humphrey Coliseum (10,500) - Mississippi State University


Tad Smith Coliseum (9,061) - University of Mississippi


Pete Maravich Assembly Center (13,472) - Louisiana State University
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USF Sun Dome (10,411) - University of South Florida



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USF Sun Dome (10,411) - University of South Florida
Reminds me of Patriot Center.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 10:01 AM   #138
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got to back up the 3-4 people in the thread who have given props to historic gallagher iba arena. a true osu landmark. capacity of 13,600 and originally dedicated in 1938, according to the quirky futuristic plates above the floor level. the maple floor is still original, and the oldest currently in use in college basketball.

well-known as one of the loudest game environments, especially when the orange-power chant is going on, was also ranked the #1 college bball facility by cbs a few years ago.





yeah, the pokes haven't been the top-tier bball program that osu has historically been, but we've had some coaching turbulence that we're just now getting over, with the sad resignation of the great eddie sutton. travis ford has the program heading in the right direction, coming off back-to-back ncaa tourney appearances.

as for other bball arenas, i have been to osu road games in a lot of basketball arenas and football stadiums of the big 12--got to give a shout out to the allen fieldhouse. ku fans are really hospitable and they have the best bball traditions in the nation. they invented the sport, after all.
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as for other bball arenas, i have been to osu road games in a lot of basketball arenas and football stadiums of the big 12--got to give a shout out to the allen fieldhouse. ku fans are really hospitable and they have the best bball traditions in the nation. they invented the sport, after all.
Well thanks (I go to KU)! I think I said it earlier in this thread, but if you ever get a chance to catch a game at Allen Fieldhouse, DO IT! It's unlike any other basketball experience in the world, I can guarantee it. I know I'm biased, but I think it's the greatest arena in the world. Everybody is right on top to the court, the fans are into it all game, and IMO the most important thing...IT'S LOUD (it got up to 108.5 dB last game against UCLA)!!!

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i agree, ku is the best college basketball venue. the dedication, the legacy, the history, the chants, the traditions, the class..it all just comes together very well. i've always liked ku..had an awesome time when we went up there for the football game last month, staying with some high school friends, getting drunk on mass and ohio, cheering the pokes on, and so on. i remember one year you guys dedicated a half-time show to honoring eddie sutton. plus bill self is a cowboy from his college days, and i can't bring myself to root against another cowboy.

here's some youtube vids from gallagher-iba:

the famous orange power yell


the singing of the alma mater after games.


this was the greatest game ever.. (they turn down the volume on tv) osu fought off an upset from texas in 3 ot. best bball game i've ever been to. it's funny that we're now all huge kevin durant fans, too. and if you love good college bball you gotta see this:


a good ol-fashioned court storming after a down-and-out osu team back in '08 dropped top-ranked ku. and then of course we shellacked you guys again in stillwater last season.



on a side note, the big 12 (or whatever it is now) is definitely becoming the premier college bball conference. lots of tradition-rich programs, top-ranked programs, big-time players, big-time coaches. once we lose nebraska and colorado the only weak link left will be jokelahoma, who apparently we need for football.
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