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Review of Hinkle Fieldhouse

Hinkle Fieldhouse
Ranked #44 of 176 things to do in Indianapolis
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 16 March 2012

Went here on a whim traveling back from the east coast and had a stayover in Indy. The Hoosiers film and the recent success of Butler drew me to check it out. The campus was a ghost town (middle of June), so I decided to walk around Hinkle and see if any of the doors were open. I noticed a couple people inside one door and it happened to be Coach Stevens and the equipment manager (name escapes me). Anyway, Coach Stevens welcomed me in and had the manager take me on an hour long tour. He worked there for about three decades and was a wealth of information. It was inspiring thinking of all the basketball history that has taken place inside Hinkle. Definitely a stroke of luck.

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Reviewed 11 March 2012

As a kid I attended the basketball game that won for all the little guys the attention of all the big guys. Needless to say, it was held in Hinkle Fieldhouse, a site on Butler's campus that still, to this day, holds a magic for all of us who loved the story!

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Reviewed 27 February 2012

Super cool place! Very old and original! Stop by for one of Butler's sport teams and watch a game. Take a tour! it is awesome!

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