Hinkle Fieldhouse

Hinkle Fieldhouse

Hinkle Fieldhouse History

First opened in the late-1920s, Hinkle Fieldhouse has become nothing short of an iconic part of the local sports scene around the Indianapolis, IN area, mostly thanks to the Bulldogs of Butler University. Hinkle Fieldhouse has been the backdrop for some huge games over the years, for both men's and women's basketball, and there is always hope of a very bright future thanks to the steady stream of hoops talent that comes to town.

Expanded and renovated many times over the years, Hinkle Fieldhouse is the perfect example of both the old and the new, giving it a rich background that is sure to have you on your feet in no time as the Bulldogs hit the court looking to light up the scoreboard and put on a show. Once you're there in the stands, you'll understand loud and clear why so many people love turning up to Hinkle Fieldhouse to see all of the action up close and personal.

Hinkle Fieldhouse Events Hosted

One look at the schedule of the Hinkle Fieldhouse and you'll see plenty of amazing matchups and events that you know you'll want to be a part of, as this is a venue that is always in the middle of one amazing matchup or show after another. With more than 10,000 for the biggest events of the year, this is one of those slamming venues that is always the perfect place to be if you're looking for a top-tier sporting event that is sure to be the talk of the town leading up to the opening tip.

It's never easy in the Big East, the conference often cited as one of the very best in all of college sports, but the Bulldogs tend to have some amazing playmakers whenever they hit the court. To come out to a top-tier Big East matchup is to see some of the very best players in the country, giving you an experience that you'll be talking about long after it's all over as the Bulldogs look to make a big-time move up the standings this season.

Indianapolis, IN

Unless you've been living under a good-sized rock, you probably know that Indianapolis is known for a few things, with a world-class NFL organization in the Colts and a great sports scene that is as exciting as any other city in the Midwest. This jewel of the Midwest is known for its combination of great history and modern amenities, making it the perfect place to be if you're looking for something to do.

But you're way off if you think that Lucas Oil Stadium where the Colts play is the only shows in town, as the Murat Egyptian Room has also become a staple of the local community, and the perfect outlet for anyone looking for a great night of live music. With so many entertainment options to choose from in beautiful Indy, Murat Egyptian still remains one of the very best.

Hinkle Fieldhouse Seating Layout

Whether you're on the right, left or somewhere in the center, you're bound to get a great show. No, we're not talking about governmental impasses and political theater; we're talking about the elegant seating arrangement of the Hinkle Fieldhouse. There isn't a bad seat in the house, which is something that you really won't understand until you actually make it out to see it for yourself. Once you're there watching one of your favorite musicians, the last thing you'll be thinking about is your seat, however, as you'll be jumping out of it all too often from one ballad to the next as a great musician brings the house down.

Hinkle Fieldhouse Trivia

Do you know that the Hinkle Fieldhouse (formerly known as the Butler Fieldhouse), was once used as an army barracks, all the way back in WWII?

At the height of the war, the Butler Fieldhouse certainly did its part and helped house some of the bravest soldiers in the world at the time, setting a patriotic example that continues to be a very big part of the Butler community. From there on, Butler Fieldhouse became a big-time staple of the local community, with a steady stream of unbelievable events from year to year that always have people excited around town.

But no matter what else goes down at Hinkle Fieldhouse, these days it doesn't get any better than seeing the Butler Bulldogs college basketball team, as they've made the leap to national fame with a couple near title runs, putting up some huge Tournament wins in the process. These days, home games at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indy is just about as good as it gets, as college basketball gets taken to a whole new level when you actually are there alongside tens of thousands of your fellow fans. Once you're there and the Bulldogs are digging in, you'll be glad that you're not anywhere else.

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