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It's a great place. It was a sad day for me but it is a great place lots of seats and very friendly... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Carbondale, Illinois
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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
via mobile
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  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
27 Aug 2018
21 Dec 2017
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1490 Douglas Dr, Carbondale, IL 62901-4332
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

It's a great place. It was a sad day for me but it is a great place lots of seats and very friendly staff and people

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank kbelmont2010
Reviewed 24 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank skw8383
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
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.

Date of experience: April 2017
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.

Date of experience: October 2016
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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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

Date of experience: February 2017
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

Date of experience: December 2016
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

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank colecarey
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