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“So many great stories took place here.”
Review of Hinkle Fieldhouse

Hinkle Fieldhouse
Ranked #42 of 173 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.
New Castle, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“So many great stories took place here.”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

If I had the time, I would come here often to catch a basket ball game. I even attended a high school graduation here that seemed so special because of the location.

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Island Lake
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“It's great to be a Bulldog!”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

What's not to like when you watch a great game of college basketball on the beautiful Butler University campus!

Visited November 2012
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Tres Rios, Costa Rica
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40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The home of Basketball history - need I say more?”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Hinkle Fieldhouse is THE place where basketball made its home in Indiana. You don't have to know the team that's playing, just go to a game and the crowds will make it seem like you're back in the '50s.

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Indiana
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208 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Possibly the most classic basketball arena on the planet!”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Hinkle Fieldhouse is one of the most storied and fabulous basketball arenas ever built. Famous for so many classic Indiana High School basketball championships - remember Hoosiers?

And more recently has obtained more national fame with the success of the Butler Bulldogs. Hinkle is on the Butler campus.
It's a great place to watch a high school or college basketball game - so go sometime.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Historical”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

I am a Purdue guy so keep that in mind. Hinkle is a sports lovers dream... if you are not that type of person you wounder why a back to back NCAA finals team has such a old place to play.

Visited December 2011
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