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“Indiana is the capital of basketball”
Review of Assembly Hall

Assembly Hall
Ranked #5 of 55 things to do in Bloomington
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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,226 helpful votes
“Indiana is the capital of basketball”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Assembly Hall is a 17,472-seat arena on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. It opened in 1971, replacing the Gladstein Fieldhouse. Indiana is the capital of basketball. Whether it is high school or college basketball no other state comes close to Indiana's basketball enthusiasm. Assembly Hall is a great place to watch a basketball game. It is well known as being one of the loudest venues in college basketball, aided both by passionate fans and its unique design of steep sides. Assembly Hall defines what college basketball is all about. The opening of the arena coincided with the debut of coach Bob Knight, who guided the Hoosiers for 29 seasons. The Assembly Hall has been home to three national championships, 32 straight winning teams, and twelve conference champions.

Visited August 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Awesome”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Attend a game or simply walk around the halls and see the various trophies and HOF. You can feel the history from this place. Sure some of the site lines could be better and the balcony is extremely high, but this simply adds to the charm.

Visited January 2013
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Indianapolis
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“Awesome!”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Got to walk around inside Assembly Hall, got to see all the old pictures (starting with the 1901 IU Football Team). Didn't get into the gym itself, but it was great!

Visited March 2013
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“Incredible Atmosphere For Basketball”
Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Assembly Hall is one of the best places to see a college basketball game. While it has relatively few amenities, and is really just a very large gym, the combination of an intense and knowledgeable crowd, and an arena in which the fans are virtually on top of the floor, make this an almost singular experience for serious hoops fans. A bonus for fans of visiting teams: The Assembly Hall staff was uniformly friendly and helpful.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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“Needs to be demolished”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Despite being one of the loudest most recognized basketball arenas in the country, its time has passed. The seats are uncomfortable. The balcony seating is a joke -- way too far away. The steps up and down the steep aisles are non-standard and could easily cause a fall. Great memories, but time to build a new home for the Hoosiers.

Visited January 2013
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