Since its construction in 1971, the James H. Hilton Coliseum has hosted entertainment events from the Iowa State University Cyclones basketball team to the women's gymnastics competitions. The 14,384-seat area hosts different types of events, including conventions and conferences, like the Iowa Food Institute. It's also the site of many concerts from Elton John to Bruce Springsteen and Aerosmith. Find the best Hilton Coliseum seating at StubHub.
Is the Hilton Coliseum accessible by public transportation?
You can take the Cy-ride No. 9 bus route, also known as the Plum, to the Hilton Coliseum. The entire Cy-ride system is ADA-compliant and serves both seniors and people with disabilities.
Is there on-site parking for Hilton Coliseum games?
Hilton Coliseum offers numerous parking options, but carefully choose the lot in which you park because lots on the Iowa State campus are designated for specific uses. Unless you are a student or a staff member, you'll need to park in a lot marked "visitor." You'll find five visitor lots requiring permits within 400 yards of the coliseum. You'll find six metered lots for visitors within 620 yards of the coliseum.
What food and drink options are there?
You have many restaurants to choose from in Ames, but inside the coliseum, there's Johnny's. It serves soft drinks and snacks. Choose from appetizers like cheese curds, chicken sliders with cookies or candies for dessert. Catch dinner before or after the event at Jeff's Pizza, Thai Kitchen, Grove CafŽ or West Street Deli.
Should I call a sitter, or can I bring the young ones along?
Children of all ages are welcome at Hilton Coliseum events. Many of the halftime shows at the arena are planned with kids in mind, and the Cyclones mascot loves entertaining the family.
Is the Hilton Coliseum a wheelchair-friendly facility?
The Hilton Coliseum is a wheelchair-accessible facility. Its handicap-accessible parking lot on the west side of the structure, Lot B2, leads to the accessible entrance on the coliseum's west side. An elevator provides access to all levels of the event center. It offers special seating accommodations on a first-come, first-served basis on the concourse level.
Where are the best Hilton Coliseum seats located?
This depends on the event you attend. Since it is a multipurpose event center, the best seats depend on the layout of the event floor. For example, at gymnastics events, if floor exercises are your favorite event, choose sections 131 or 132. If beam is your favorite event, choose sections 101 or 102. At wrestling events, the best seats go to the students and season ticket holders. You'll need to sit behind them in any of the 200 sections.Back to Top
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