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Kohl Center

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Address: 601 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53715-1279
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+1 608-262-1440
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:30
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Home for the University of Wisconsin Basketball and Hockey teams seats...

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.

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Great game venue

The Kohl Center is a very fine venue for sports events. We attended a UW Men's Hockey game recently. The place is conveniently located and easy to move about in. The concourses... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 December 2016
John C

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Avoid the Kohl Center. No parking. If you do manage to find parking on some off street miles from the venue, be careful on foot. Very dangerous as cars cannot see pedestrians. I would avoid this venue.

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Thank Kevin M
Madison, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a clean and good facility to view sports from first and second floor. However, the food is too expensive, example a small dish of ice cream for $5.00. All the food pricing is ridiculously over priced.

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Thank mtok1945
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170 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The Kohl Center is a very fine venue for sports events. We attended a UW Men's Hockey game recently. The place is conveniently located and easy to move about in. The concourses are spacious and offer a wide variety of stadium foods from the typical brats and hot dogs to Friday night fish fries. While the fish fry is a... More 

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Thank John C
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26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The kohl center is a great venue for both hockey and basketball. The only downside is the concessions more specifically the drink selection.

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Thank Nathan E
Portage, Wisconsin
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88 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

But it's worth it. It's a beautiful place with the Chahuly chandeliers. You need to go to an event there. It's a must.

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Thank sunnydayinwis
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Our youth hockey team went to the Koch Center to see the Badgers play the US National Team Development Program Under-18 team play. The seats were in the lower bowl for only $18.00. The WI student section was packed and they seemed to have a blast. The band kept them going and charged up. I enjoyed watching them almost as... More 

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Thank Justin G
Waterloo, WI
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've been to concerts and basketball games at this beautiful facility and you can't beat it! The atmosphere is electric, it's not hard to get around and it's safe!

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Thank 599cindyk
Naples
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

.........have always enjoyed this venue.....unfortunately my last two visits because of the VERY cramped seats.....I have had to leave because of the SUPERSIED seat mates.

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Thank TravelerFL
Wisconsin
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Hockey, Hockey, Hockey. Badger Men's Hockey. Parking can be a challenge but it's worth it to see hockey. College Hockey. Comfortable seats. Loud horn when a goal is scored. I haven't been there for any other event, just hockey.

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Thank Nikki V
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

state of the art facility located downtown. A lot of places to eat nearby, but parking is difficult.

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Thank Ellie M

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