Jack Breslin Student Events Center History
Since it opened in 1989 Jack Breslin Student Events Center has been
home to the Michigan State Spartans basketball team. MSU has been one of the most successful college basketball programs in
the past few decades under the guidance of head coach Tom Izzo who regularly guides the Spartans to the Sweet Sixteen and
beyond. The Spartans have enjoyed great success at home in particular, largely due to the atmosphere created by its rabid
student section as well as its dedicated fans who snatch up season tickets for the Spartans the moment they become available.
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
East 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.
Student Events Center Seating Layout
The Jack Breslin Student Events Center is able to seat just under 18,000 screaming
Spartans fans and there is no place better to be on game day than in Jack Breslin Student Events Center when the Spartans
take the court, especially if it is against one of their fierce Big Ten rivals like Michigan or Wisconsin. There is literally
not a bad seat in the house and you are sure to be caught up in the frenzy when you attend a game at Jack Breslin Student
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 floor.