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Assembly Hall History

Assembly Hall is the Bloomington, Indiana home of the Indiana University Hoosiers basketball men's and women's basketball teams. The building first opened in 1971 and has been one of the most popular and revered venues in all of college basketball. The arena is capable of seating 17,472 screaming Hoosiers fans on game day who turn the venue into one of the toughest places in the Big 10 for an opposing team to emerge from victoriously.Some of the most memorable moments in college basketball have taken place inside Assembly Hall in addition to it having been the homecourt for Hoosier legends like Isiah Thomas and Calbert Cheaney as well as legendary Indiana coach Bobby Knight. If you are looking to see a college basketball game in one of the best atmospheres in the country get yourself some tickets for the next big game at Assembly Hall.

Assembly Hall Events

The historic Bloomington venue of Assembly Hall is not typically used for anything other than college basketball, but that brings plenty of excitement to the arena. It is annually one of the loudest venues in college basketball and features big time Big 10 match ups including the classic rivalry games between Indiana and Purdue. Another huge event that takes place regularly at Assembly Hall is the rivalry game between Indiana and Kentucky.

Bloomington, Indiana

Bloomington has been referred to as the Gateway to Scenic Southern Indiana, and with good reason. The city has a population of a little over 80,000 people of whom about half of them are students at Indiana University. The city was used in the filming of the 1979 Academy Award winning movie Breaking Away which showed a reenactment of the city's Little 500 which is a famous bicycle race held during the third weekend in April every year since 1951. Bloomington is also home to a big folk punk scene and indie labels Jagjaguwar, Secretly Canadian, BlueSanct, and Eradicator. There are numerous annual festivals in Bloomington including Lotus World Music and Arts Festival, Taste of Bloomington, Plan-It-X-Fest, Theta Antique Show, the Chocolate Festival, and much more. The Bloomington Farmers Market is held every Saturday from April through October outside of city hall and offers locals to buy and sell their products.

Assembly Hall Seating Layout

In 1995 a new playing floor was added to Assembly Hall and an adjacent practice facility was added in 2010. In 2013 plans were announced to upgrade the entry way as well as the scoreboard, bathrooms, and concession stands. Although the venue is well over thirty years old adjustments are constantly being made to assure fans of the best college basketball experience to be found anywhere.


Assembly Hall has been home to three national champions, 32 straight winning seasons, 12 conference championships, and home winning streaks of 35 and fifty straight games. More than six millions college basketball lovers have passed through the gates of Assembly Hall for men's basketball games since it first opened. ESPN ranked the venue thirs in the country in terms of home court advantage and announcer Gus Johnson referred to Assemble Hall as the Carnegie Hall of college basketball.

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