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Hinkle Fieldhouse

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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awesome place to watch basketball

This is such a historic building in Indianapolis. First there is no bad seat to watch butler... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Great Fieldhouse!

While travelling through Indianapolis we enjoyed watching the men’s Butler vs Seton Hall game. What... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2019
Mount Vernon, Maine
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Hinkle Fieldhouse has reigned as one of the nation's great sports arenas for more than eight decades. The classic facility was constructed in 1928 and it has stood up to the test of time, maintaining the splendor, character and atmosphere that made...more
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510 W 49th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-3480
+1 317-940-9375
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a historic building in Indianapolis. First there is no bad seat to watch butler. Second Hoosiers have so much history in here. I have coached one game, watched high school regionals and just watched butler. Plus the hoosiers movie connection puts it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 February 2019

While travelling through Indianapolis we enjoyed watching the men’s Butler vs Seton Hall game. What an great Fieldhouse.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dlmoore305
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

I have wanted to visit this place for a long time. Most people would know it from the end of the movie "Hoosiers" where Gene Hackman won the state high school basketball championship. It is famous for more than that as Butler University has a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

Great tour and great people. A wonderful way to spend part of a summer Saturday morning. Fun to see those behind the scene areas you don't see on game days.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank amackin2018
Lindsay M, Public Relations Manager at Hinkle Fieldhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

We're glad you enjoyed the tour! Thank you for your support of Butler Athletics!

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Great old time arena with modern updates for seating. A wonderful place to watch BU play against Big East rival. Lots of college enthusiasm in the crowd compared with pro sports

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Cliff T
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Hinkle Fieldhouse is an absolute MUST stop if you are a basketball fan visiting Indianapolis. Of course visiting on a game-day would be ideal, but they do offer tours year round. There is so much history in this building, you can feel it when you...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank JTran97
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I have such great memories of watching the Indiana High School State Finals. 15,000 fans cheering on their favorite or some people just there because it was the finals. A throwback to the gyms of classics fieldhouse . A big piece of Indiana and basketball...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank marcwN2141AX
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Being able to watch a Butler basketball game in this fabulous arena was such fun! It has a close intimate feel while still seating over 9000. Lots of tradition here! We got to the arena early and were able to walk around and see photos,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Shelly C
Reviewed 14 December 2017

They don't make 'em like this anymore. Everything I expected and more. Reasonably priced too. $5 tickets for children is what should be the norm across the country. Selling beer a plus!. Very accessible to walk around the arena and not miss a play.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank GordonSolie
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Place drips with history! Went to a Butler basketball game and it was sold out. A must go for basketball fans. Parking is difficult.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank john d
Lindsay M, Public Relations Manager at Hinkle Fieldhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

We are sorry that you had trouble parking. Our main lot is sold out to season ticket holders, but single game buyers are encouraged to park in the Sunset Avenue parking garage which is just around the corner from the fieldhouse.

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