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Hinkle Fieldhouse

510 W 49th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-3480
+1 800-368-6852
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A must see for basketball fanatics!

Being able to watch a Butler basketball game in this fabulous arena was such fun! It has a close... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shelly C
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Cathedral of (Indiana) Basketball

They don't make 'em like this anymore. Everything I expected and more. Reasonably priced too. $5... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
GordonSolie
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Columbus, Ohio
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Hinkle Fieldhouse has reigned as one of the nation's great sports arenas for more than eight decades. The classic facility was constructed in 1928 and it has stood up to the test of time, maintaining the splendor, character and atmosphere that made it one of the nation's most famous basketball arenas for nearly a century. Hinkle Fieldhouse was home to Indiana High School basketball's "Hoosier Hysteria" tournament until 1971 and is currently home to Butler basketball and volleyball. The current capacity after the most recent renovation is 9,100. The Fieldhouse was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. Hinkle is open during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for free self-guided tours. Tickets are required for home athletic contests.
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510 W 49th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-3480
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being able to watch a Butler basketball game in this fabulous arena was such fun! It has a close intimate feel while still seating over 9000. Lots of tradition here! We got to the arena early and were able to walk around and see photos,...More

Thank Shelly C
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

They don't make 'em like this anymore. Everything I expected and more. Reasonably priced too. $5 tickets for children is what should be the norm across the country. Selling beer a plus!. Very accessible to walk around the arena and not miss a play.

Thank GordonSolie
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Place drips with history! Went to a Butler basketball game and it was sold out. A must go for basketball fans. Parking is difficult.

Thank john d
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Lindsay M, Public Relations Manager at Hinkle Fieldhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

We are sorry that you had trouble parking. Our main lot is sold out to season ticket holders, but single game buyers are encouraged to park in the Sunset Avenue parking garage which is just around the corner from the fieldhouse.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I had heard of Hinkle Fieldhouse as a cathedral to basketball, and it didn't disappoint. The building has self-guided tours that allow you to see all that has happened in the building. The people of Butler were also extremely nice, professional, and informative through the...More

Thank Slade G
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

I'm a college basketball fan usually only in March but I appreciate tradition and history so when I walked into the Hinkle Fieldhouse arena I was completely in awe of the surroundings. Standing on the edge of the court and looking up toward the iconic...More

Thank AllisonL65
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Attended a wedding at Hinkle Fieldhouse and it was beautiful! The floor was the perfect size to seat approx 200 people, and it was such a fun venue. The acoustics were good for the DJ, and the caterer was excellent.

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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A great place to watch a great basketball team! The Big East is a strong league-any team could win any game. Historic Hinkle was once the largest basketball fieldhouse but today it is among the smaller... Not a bad seat in the house!

Thank jammer24too
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

So for visitors from out of town as I was There is a garage/ramp on sunset/lake just a few blocks southwest Cost is $10 Allow time on each end to get in and out Best to stick around and take in the atmosphere Incredible venue...More

Thank Eric D
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

The renovations are great! Attended Butler vs Providence men's basketball game 1/1. The fans here are the best! Not disrespectful of the opponents like many places these days. New seats are comfortable for a stadium.

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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I know I might be prejudiced but I feel there is nothing greater than to see a Butler Basketball game played to a full house. I have come to many games at Butler from when I was a high school student during Indiana State tournaments....More

Thank David R
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