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Kohl Center

601 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53715-1279
+1 608-262-1440
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Nice basic arena, HATE the overstimulation during games

The Kohl Center is a modern, multi-function sports arena. It is nothing special (other than the... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
MadisonGrog
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Madison, Wisconsin
Best Venue in the Country

I have visited venues across the country and the Kohl Center is great for basketball, hockey and... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2018
fooodie66
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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Home for the University of Wisconsin Basketball and Hockey teams seats 17,142 for basketball games and between 15,000 and 17,000 for live concerts.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“hockey game” (19 reviews)
“sports arena” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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601 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53715-1279
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+1 608-262-1440
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"hockey game"
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"sporting events"
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"sports arena"
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"state wrestling"
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"men's basketball"
in 4 reviews
"nice venue"
in 5 reviews
"site lines"
in 2 reviews
"great place to see a game"
in 2 reviews
"parking sucks"
in 2 reviews
"great seats"
in 4 reviews
"concert venue"
in 2 reviews
"student section"
in 4 reviews
"great game"
in 2 reviews
"marching band"
in 2 reviews
"street parking"
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"gift shop"
in 4 reviews
"state street"
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Kohl Center is a modern, multi-function sports arena. It is nothing special (other than the glass art pieces). On the other hand, all the facilities and concessions are fine and rather tyical for a place of this vintage. It is really a hockey arena...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

I have visited venues across the country and the Kohl Center is great for basketball, hockey and concerts. I have been there for all three and attended other venues that do not come close.

Thank fooodie66
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a Badger Hockey game here. Vendors were very friendly and helpful. Alot of history on display for Wisconsin Sports. Gift shop (expensive) for Badger apparel and souveniers. The sound and lights that accompanied the game were excellent!

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Took my son to see a Badgers basketball game. Badgers vs the Indiana Hoosiers. Of course the Badgers beat them thanks to a dominant performance by Ethan Happ. He scored a seasons best 28 points. The stadium is beautiful, clean venue, and best of all...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful building with very easy access (parking is awful but that's Madison). Very easy to get around in however some of the seats are a little tricky to get into. Overall very nice.

Thank Vach
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We've been to games at the Kohl Center before and enjoy the venue very much. After the Badger/Ohio State game, we had hoped to do a little Christmas Shopping before leaving the Center but were surprised to find the gift shop closed. Had we know,...More

Thank I2947RHgregb
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

My visit time to a UW-Madison men's basketball game since it was in the old fieldhouse. What a phenomenal facility. Big thanks to all donors who made this possible.

Thank susiegigi
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

I had never been to the Kohl Center before- my husband had been for a Badger Basketball game. They dont serve alcohol at concerts. And the pre-sale tickets are in BFE

Thank A-Mmom9
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Was at the Kohl Center for a concert, The Foo Fighters. Smaller arena for a concert, however, the sound quality was great. I did hear that some seats were padded where others are not. This venue does not serve alcohol at all. This is due...More

Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Went for a concert this November. The venue was nice. Parking sucks in the area so u less you take an Uber you will be walking. Beat would be to get to state street area ahead of time and have a few drinks before getting...More

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sh1520
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No, they do not
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Jessie C
5 October 2017|
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Doubletree or Hampton inn. both very nice.
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