Thompson-Boling Arena

Thompson-Boling Arena

Thompson-Boling Arena History

Built in 1987, Thompson-Boling Arena was the largest basketball only arena in the country, seating over 25,000 fans. Though a more recent renovation scaled back the seating, Thompson-Boling Arena is still the largest in Tennessee, as the arena is packed to the rafters with Vols fanatics dressed in UT Orange. Since the men's and women's basketball programs have been incredibly successful since the opening of the state of the art venue, Thompson-Boling Arena is oftentimes at the center of some of the biggest basketball games of the year. When the arena is not hosting Tennessee basketball, it is the site of concerts for some of the biggest names in entertainment like Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus and many more. You can also experience all of the excitement of the WWE when high profile events like WWE Raw and World Tag Team Championship come to Knoxville for a night you'll never forget.

Thompson-Boling Arena Events Hosted

Thompson-Boling Arena is best-known as the home of the Tennessee Volunteers basketball team. Every college basketball season the Volunteers take to the court to face off with some of the top teams in the SEC. The Vols will take the floor again this year, but before they do there are some fantastic events aside from hoops coming to Thompson-Boling Arena. Jason Aldean will take the stage at this venue for a performance to remember. The following month Eric Church will team up with Dwight Yoakam and Brandy Clark. November will bring the WWE to town for some of the best sports entertainment action you've ever seen. Make sure to view the full schedule to see what else is on tap.

Knoxville, Tennessee

Thompson-Boling Arena is located in Knoxville, TN. Knoxville is a city with a rich history as an early western settlement and as a staunch anti-slavery stronghold during the Civil War. Today, Knoxville is a dynamic city that boasts an amazing arts and music scene, but is most well known as the home of the University of Tennessee and their immensely successful sports programs. Surrounded by seven lakes and set at the mouth of the Smoky Mountain National Park, Knoxville is a city that you must put on your list of must-visit places and experience all Knoxville has to offer.

Thompson-Boling Arena Seating Layout

Being the largest arena in Tennessee, there is no better place to catch your favorite artist perform live or cheer on your beloved Vols. Seating over 21,000 fans for every home game, the arena is always considered one of the top venues in all of college basketball to see a game live. For concerts, the venue seats up to 25,000, drawing all of the top names in music and entertainment. It doesn't take much time in this arena to see why it is considered one of the elite venues in the state.

Thompson-Boling Arena Trivia

When was the last time the Tennessee Volunteers made it to the NCAA Tournament?

The answer is 2014, when the Vols were able to reach the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2010. The Vols would love to duplicate and even surpass that success this season.

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