Built in 1988 to replace the aging Ahearn Field House and funded entirely by student fees and alumni donations, Bramlage Coliseum is the home of the men's and women's Kansas State Wildcats basketball teams. It is located in Manhattan, Kansas, at the northwest area of the Kansas State University campus. Known by students and alumni as the "Octagon of Doom," Bramlage Coliseum has long-standing traditions such as fans singing Wildcat Victory, the Wildcat's fight song, before every game. Aside from sporting events, Bramlage Coliseum has hosted comedy shows, concerts, trade shows and undergraduate commencement ceremonies. Artists who have performed at Bramlage Coliseum include Will Ferrell, Def Leppard, Kevin Hart and Jason Derulo. Grab your tickets to Bramlage Coliseum events at StubHub.
What is the Bramlage Coliseum's seating capacity?
There are 12,528 seats in the coliseum. This includes luxury box seats that were added in 2007.
Is Bramlage Coliseum wheelchair-friendly?
Yes, there are wheelchair and companion seating areas as well as ADA-accessible restrooms. You can also find ramps where necessary.
Where are the best seats at Bramlage Coliseum?
Courtside is the best place to be if you want to be front and center to the action. You may also enjoy the energy and excitement sitting near the student section. Luxury boxes offer a bit more privacy for small groups and provide an overhead view of the court.
Is on-site parking available at Bramlage Coliseum?
Yes, there is reserved parking for members of the Ahearn Fund. Otherwise, general and ADA parking is available in both the east and west parking lots for a nominal fee. Parking lots open 90 minutes prior to the start of the games.
What food and beverage options are available?
There are multiple concessions serving a variety of soft drinks and game-day snacks, including hot dogs, burgers, nachos and pretzels. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted during college games. There are other full-service restaurants located on campus, including JP's Sports Bar and Grill, Bluestem Grill and Arrow Coffee.
Can I bring my children?
Children are welcome at sporting events at the coliseum and will enjoy game-day festivities. Parents should use their discretion when considering bringing children to other events. Bramlage Coliseum does host events strictly for those who are 21 and older.
What other entertainment options are nearby?
While on campus, you can check out other sports facilities in the same area as Bramlage Coliseum, including Bill Snyder Family Stadium, home to the Kansas State Wildcats football team. While in Manhattan, check out the Flint Hills Discovery center for an enlightening experience of the area's prairie ecosystem. You could spend some time at Sunset Zoo visiting a variety of animals from all over the world. For the outdoors person, head north to Tuttle Creek State Park where you can participate in horseback riding and test your skills on the shooting range.Back to Top