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Nice college game venue

Welsh-Ryan Arena is a nice college game venue. It is on the smaller side so it's not so massive... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Kimmarie S
Fun when it's full.

Though the home of a big time college program, this arena is in many ways a throwback to old-time... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2016
Highland Park, Illinois
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

My father, a Northwestern University graduate, took me to a Northwestern basketball game not long after McGaw Hall opened in 1952. Years later, when I attended games at the old venue, I realized not much had changed. Today, a whole lot has changed--and for the...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

54th annual..... This has been an awesome tournament..... High level of competition..... If you're in the Chicago over Christmas break you need to check it out!

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Of all the college arenas I've attended (about 20), this is the most like a high school gymnasium. It is scheduled to be renovated after the current season concludes, which it desperately needs.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Welsh-Ryan Arena is a nice college game venue. It is on the smaller side so it's not so massive. No complaints!

Thank Kimmarie S
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Though the home of a big time college program, this arena is in many ways a throwback to old-time gymnasiums. Most of the seats are wooden bleachers, and although there are video scoreboards, the place feels like something out of the 1950's. When the place...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2015

Parking can be difficult although there is parking available at Haven Middle School and Kingsley Elementary, both on Green Bay Road a few blocks to the west. Tickets are easy to come by. If you are in the city consider taking the train (or the...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2015

When McGaw Memorial Hall was built on Northwestern University's campus in 1952, a few steps from the north end zone of Dyche Stadium, it was one of the most admired basketball facilities in the Big 10 Conference. I recall my father taking me to a...More

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