Carver Hawkeye Arena

Carver Hawkeye Arena

Carver-Hawkeye Arena History

If you're looking for a little bit of rim-rocking action, you're definitely in the right place, as Carver-Hawkeye Arena tends to be absolutely filled to the brim with big-time talent thanks to one of the strongest athletic programs in the nation. Come out and see a great game loaded with playmakers who can do a little bit of everything, as this is a team that is never lacking in exciting players who can get fans out of their seats at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. This is a venue that has been around for more than three decades, first opening in 1983, and it has become a major staple of the local sports scene around the Iowa City campus.

Of course, Big Ten basketball is one of the biggest happenings in Midwestern sports, and for good reason. Teams like the Iowa Hawkeyes, Indiana Hoosiers and Wisconsin Badgers give the Big Ten a tough reputation in college hoops, and the action intensifies at venues like the Carver-Hawkeye Arena, where the Iowa Hawkeyes hoop it up during basketball season. The Iowa Hawkeyes are looking to top their conference this season, and they're going to need all the fans they can get out in the grandstands at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena for every big game of the year.

Carver-Hawkeye Arena Events

This has been a place that has had many different events outside of just incredible basketball, including speeches by influential figures like former U.S. president Bill Clinton and even Desmond Tutu. The Carver-Hawkeye Arena is also a popular place for concerts to be held on the University of Iowa campus, with big-name artists like 'N Sync, Whitney Houston and the Red Hot Chili Peppers selling out the house at the arena. The Carver-Hawkeye Arena has also been a host for the university's performing arts events, especially in the months following the devastating flood in the area in 2008. The venue also held the 1984 U.S. Olympic wrestling trials on its premises, and other happenings like WWE events and other sporting entertainment help to make the Carver-Hawkeye Arena a go-to place for any kind of live entertainment in and around Iowa City.

Carver-Hawkeye Arena Trivia

Did you know that Carver-Hawkeye Arena can hold more than 15,000 fans?

Basketball here can be a pretty big deal, especially when more than 15,000 fans pour into the stands to cheer on their favorite team, the Hawkeyes. It even set a record for biggest crowd ever to watch a dual college wrestling meet, drawing nearly 16,000 fans when Iowa took to the mats against Iowa State in 2008.

Carver-Hawkeye Arena Experience

If you know what the Hawks Nest is, you must be an Iowa Hawkeyes basketball fan. The Hawkeyes student section at home basketball games at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena is known as the Hawks Nest, and it is here that you can find ecstatic students wearing black and gold apparel cheering on the Iowa basketball team during every home game of the season. Fans can expect the arena to be packed full of fans and excitement whenever Big Ten rivals come to play on Hawkeyes home turf, and it won't be uncommon for anticipated matchups to sell out. If you're an Iowa Hawkeyes fan, check out the team basketball schedule and be sure to reserve your seat in the crowd at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena for every big game heading to the arena in the upcoming months.

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