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My daughter graduated from SIU. The arena was a very nice venue. The lobby was large and flowed... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Carbondale, Illinois
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Clean and not a bad seat in the house

As a season basketball ticket holder and long time saluki I have been there over a hundred times... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
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1490 Douglas Dr, Carbondale, IL 62901-4332
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My nephew was graduating this June. I have been visiting this arena since 1985. The arena does not seem to have changed much. It is a decent size arena for sporting events. The bathrooms, food and seating are all Ok. It does have some weird...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

My daughters and I traveled here in August to listen to astronomy presentation as we awaited the impending total eclipse of the sun. Big mistake. We were trapped in the mid-day sun with no shade. Water was expensive. The stadium speaker system used to broadcast...More

Thank Candy P
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

My daughter graduated from SIU. The arena was a very nice venue. The lobby was large and flowed well with the volume of guests, bathrooms were close, parking was close and seats were comfortable.

Thank P2527LMlisam
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

As a season basketball ticket holder and long time saluki I have been there over a hundred times. It is clean and the seats are comfortable with concessions and bathrooms easy to get to.

Thank Erik_saluki
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The place looks nice, but when you blow $30M it better. It doesn't seemed to have helped them in either recruiting or winning games.

Thank hrw97
Reviewed 21 March 2017

It was the first time I had visited SIU Arena since 1967. That's right, 50 years ago. As a young sportswriter for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, I had covered a high school basketball game in the Carbondale Holiday Tournament on Southern Illinois University's home court....More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Very good venue for basketball. My husband and I have season tickets. Games are very reasonably price.

Thank rscillufo
Reviewed 1 January 2017

attending girls' basketball game...small crowd during winter break but beautiful building, affordable tickets, skilled pep band and professional operation, overall

Thank lcar4000
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I had a fun time at Siu arena with some Brehm kids and it was pretty awesome and gray dawg didn't even come to me

Thank colecarey
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Both of my sons attend SIU and this arena is a great place!!! It is large, but not too large so seats are always good, no matter where you sit.

Thank Rhonda W
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