Bryce Jordan Center History
Opened in 1996, the Bryce Jordan Center has been home to the Penn State Nittany Lions
basketball teams ever since. The Nittany Lions play in one of the toughest college basketball conferences in the country,
the Big Ten, meaning that each year they play home games at this venue against some of the most highly ranked teams in the
country. Penn State depends on its fans to fill Bryce Jordan Center and give them a home court advantage that will allow them
to pick off big name schools like Michigan State, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio State, and others as they look to move up the Big
Ten standings and build their resume for an NCAA Tournament invitation. Be sure to get tickets for Bryce Jordan Center from
StubHub early as Nittany Lions home games always sell out quickly.
Bryce Jordan Center Events
of the art basketball venue, Bryce Jordan Center is best known as the home of the Penn State Nittany Lions men's and women's
basketball teams. The venue also is home to the commencement ceremonies at Penn State and has also hosted the women's NCAA
Tournament, the PIAA state high school basketball championships, WWE events like RAW, and more. Additionally, big time musical
acts like Pearl Jam, Tina Turner, Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Aerosmith and more have performed at Bryce Jordan Center.
If there is something big going on in University Park it is likely taking place at Bryce Jordan Center.
University Park is the name of the Penn State campus and also is a zip code but is not technically
a community like nearby College Township, Pennsylvania. The area is home to Beaver Stadium, home of the Penn State football
team, which is the second largest stadium in the western hemisphere, Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, The Hub,
Medlar Field, Penn State Creamery, the Palmer Museum of Art, Old Main, and more. There is plenty going on around the Penn
State campus whether you are looking for sports, fine arts, or anything in between.
Bryce Jordan Center Seating
Bryce Jordan Center seats just over 15,000 fans for basketball games and more than 16,000 for the big concerts
it holds. Featuring state of the art LED displays as well as sound systems and seats, there is hardly a better place in the
country to see a college basketball game, especially when it is filled to the rafters with loyal Penn State fans cheering
on the team during yet another important Big Ten match up.
Bryce Jordan Center is the largest arena
between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. During a 2003 concert, Pearl Jam was having such a good time on stage that they simply
kept playing and it ended up being their longest performance to date. The Backstreet Boys filmed the video for their hit song
The One at Bryce Jordan Center. Aerosmith recorded some of the songs for their live album, A Little South of Sanity, during
a performance at the arena and singer Steven Tyler shouts "State College!" during their performance of Love in an Elevator
on the album.