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Kohl Center

601 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53715-1279
+1 608-262-1440
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Great Venue - disappointed the Gift Shop was closed after the game

We've been to games at the Kohl Center before and enjoy the venue very much. After the Badger/Ohio... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rockford, United States
Big change from UW Fieldhouse.

My visit time to a UW-Madison men's basketball game since it was in the old fieldhouse. What a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Columbus, Ohio
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Home for the University of Wisconsin Basketball and Hockey teams seats 17,142 for basketball games and between 15,000 and 17,000 for live concerts.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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601 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53715-1279
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to games at the Kohl Center before and enjoy the venue very much. After the Badger/Ohio State game, we had hoped to do a little Christmas Shopping before leaving the Center but were surprised to find the gift shop closed. Had we know,...More

Thank I2947RHgregb
Reviewed 1 week ago

My visit time to a UW-Madison men's basketball game since it was in the old fieldhouse. What a phenomenal facility. Big thanks to all donors who made this possible.

Thank susiegigi
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I had never been to the Kohl Center before- my husband had been for a Badger Basketball game. They dont serve alcohol at concerts. And the pre-sale tickets are in BFE

Thank A-Mmom9
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Was at the Kohl Center for a concert, The Foo Fighters. Smaller arena for a concert, however, the sound quality was great. I did hear that some seats were padded where others are not. This venue does not serve alcohol at all. This is due...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Went for a concert this November. The venue was nice. Parking sucks in the area so u less you take an Uber you will be walking. Beat would be to get to state street area ahead of time and have a few drinks before getting...More

Thank Josh O
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We were there for the weekend series of college hockey. The sound system isn't the best. Some seats had padded coverings and some didn't. Security was "iffy" as they took one of my friends purse to "lock up" and yet the next friend that went...More

Thank smalltownNorthDakota
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Some friends and I went to a music concert here. They pack way too many people into the venue. If you stand the seats are pushing in the back of your legs, if you sit the uncomfortable seats wear on your body. The acoustics are...More

Thank Shawn L
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We have been here a few times for sporting events and when they used to hold their commencements. It is a good size arena and seats are comfortable. The place is clean and well maintained.

1  Thank Betty C
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Such a smooth entrance for a college hockey game, easy arena to move around in. We didn’t try any food but sure did enjoy the roomy seats.

Thank travelingtoday
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Even though the Badgers lost, we had a great time at the game. Great seats! Great overall experience

Thank Bob H
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Questions & Answers
18 October 2017|
Response from Shawn L |
No, they do not
Jessie C
4 October 2017|
Response from loriccollins |
Doubletree or Hampton inn. both very nice.