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“A must for college basketball fans” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hinkle Fieldhouse

Hinkle Fieldhouse
Ranked #40 of 163 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.
Louisville, KY
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A must for college basketball fans”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Hinkle Fieldhouse feels like a step back in time. Built in 1928, it has the feel of an old-school gym. It may lack the amenities of the new facilities at other schools, but Hinkle offers a great college basketball experience. Seeing the Butler Bulldogs play a game here should be on the short list of all fans.

Visited November 2013
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Franklin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hoosiers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

If you have seen this movie, Hinkle Fieldhouse will take you back to the "good old days". Great place to watch a basketball game!

Visited December 2012
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Indy
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“Historical Mecca to watch basketball!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

Awesome! N every sense of the word. G to see a Bulldog game or just to walk in and sit and take in the history!

Visited August 2013
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Waterloo, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
“The mecca of U.S.A. basketball!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

Built in 1928 it was the largest basketball arena in the country. I'm sure that when people first see Hinkle their first impressions are: it looks like an airplane hanger, not really that great, but once inside that all changes. You quickly feel the history of this building and you feel the need to see a game here. I have seen several high school and collegiate games here and have never been disappointed. The atmosphere is always electric. Indiana high school tournament finals were held here for years with many great teams and players leaving their legacies. It's amazing to me that the floor the Butler basketball team play's on today is the original floor from 1928! If you ever get a chance to come here for a game don't pass it up.

Visited March 2013
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Marion, Indiana
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“Hinkle Fieldhouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

This is a college basketball arena where all of the high school state finals use to be played. It is on the Butler University Campus. Exciting place to visit.

Visited February 2013
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