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Basketball Mecca

The only fieldhouse that has James Naismith Court, as well as the original hand-typed rules of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Timothy B
Not a better place in the country

Like I said in my Title, there is not a better place in the country to watch a basketball game. if... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only fieldhouse that has James Naismith Court, as well as the original hand-typed rules of basketball by Naismith in the new addition. There is so much history here with photos of previoius, famous players in all the corridors around the fieldhouse. Seeing the "Beware...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Timothy B
Reviewed May 8, 2019

Like I said in my Title, there is not a better place in the country to watch a basketball game. if it is your 1st time the people in the yellow coats are very friendly in helping you find your seat. the food options keep...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed April 28, 2019

My son and I went to a game in February 2019. Very good crowd, but the game was a dude. WVU was hurt.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Steve P
Reviewed March 12, 2019

We caught the last game of the season as Kansas hosted Baylor and it was a ton of fun. Jayhawk fans are very passionate and show it throughout the game creating an electric atmosphere. There aren't really any bad seats given the way the arena...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2019

Spent three years at KU so I got to soak in this experience first hand culminating in a national championship in 1988. Knowledgable fans, loud fans, no real bad seats make for a great experience. The unique windows on the south end lets in sunlight...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cheese_head_in_La
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Gigantic stadium! These players are extremely talented. Although it gets very loud and crowded. But it’s worth it!!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

As a rabid basketball fan from Indiana my bucket list included the number one rated college basketball field house to watch a game. As luck would have it Kansas was rated number one in the country at the time. Definitely an old-school field house with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dwain W
Reviewed November 17, 2018

We went to a game and it was exciting. I figured it would be like the football games I experience at home. It was exactly that electricity in the air and great fans. Watching the student section alone was worth the money. They love their...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank troysgirl08
Reviewed October 2, 2018

My family including my 3 year old grandson had a great time at Allen Field House during the late night show that kicks off the KU basketball season. Very interesting venue with its historic displays

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steven K
Reviewed April 15, 2018

This is the most exciting arena to watch a basketball game. The crowd is amazing. The noise level is intense. I was there at a game where we came from way back to win the game, and I could not hear myself yelling. They say...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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