Jack Breslin Student Events Center History
Jack Breslin Student Events Center has been home to the Michigan State
Spartans college basketball team since first opening in 1998. Michigan State has been one of the most successful college basketball
programs in the past few decades under the guidance of head coach Tom Izzo who seemingly annually guides the Spartans to the
Sweet Sixteen and beyond and is always able to recruit many of the best college basketball players in the country, several
of whom go on to long and successful careers as NBA stars. Michigan State has benefited from wild success at home, largely
due to the atmosphere created by its die-hard student section as well as its dedicated local fans who eagerly buy up season
tickets for the Spartans the second they go on sale.
Jack Breslin Student Events Center
Clearly Jack Breslin
Student Events Center is primarily used for college basketball but that is just the tip of the iceberg. The arena is well
known around Flint for bringing in some of the biggest concerts in Michigan and the list of past performers reads like a who's
who of the music industry including acts like R.E.M., Taylor Swift, Bob Dylan, Toby Keith, Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam,
KISS, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Smashing Pumpkins, and much more. Comedians like Will Ferrell, Dave Chappelle, Conan
O'Brien, Larry the Cable Guy, and others have also had the crowd at Jack Breslin Student Events Center rolling in the aisles
with laughter. Events from the WWE and the Harlem Globetrotters as well as Stars on Ice, Cirque du Soleil, commencement ceremonies,
circuses, and Monster Jam are also held regularly at Jack Breslin Student Events Center.
East Lansing, Michigan
Lansing is located just east of the Michigan capital of Lansing and is home to Michigan State University. One of the most
visited and recognizable landmarks on the MSU campus is a giant boulder known as The Rock which was placed on campus by the
class of 1873 and is five feet high. The Rock serves as a staging area for student groups and is regularly graffitied by the
groups to promote their ideals. If you are looking to take in some performing arts in East Lansing you would be well served
to head out to Hannah Community Center which is home to the Albert A. White Performing Arts Theater. There is plenty of great
dining in the area including El Azteco which is one of the oldest restaurants in the area and well known for some of the best
food in East Lansing.
Jack Breslin Student Events Center Seating Layout
For big games the Jack Breslin
Student Events Center lets in nearly 15,000 excited MSU Spartans fans and the atmosphere is nothing short of electric, especially
when the Spartans are taking on a fierce Big Ten rival like Michigan or Wisconsin. You would be hard pressed to find a better
atmosphere for college basketball than that of Jack Breslin Student Events Center. There is not a bad seat in the entire arena
and you are guaranteed to get caught up in the frenzy when you attend a game at Jack Breslin Student Events Center.
Michigan State bought the floor on which they won the 2000 NCAA college basketball championship from the
RCA Dome in Indianapolis and placed it inside Jack Breslin Student Events Center where it is now used as the Spartans' home