Hinkle Fieldhouse27 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 510 W 49th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208, United States
- Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-3179409375
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Arena, Family And Kids
This is a basketball arena and a part of the famous Butler University. It is the 6th oldest basketball arena in the US and was also the largest till 1950. It is a hero in the development of the sport in the 1920’s. It is a US National Historic Landmark and is often known as ‘Indiana’s Basketball Cathedral’.
The stadium has been beautified since it was established and it has been host to a number of significant events.
- It has served as host to an array of US presidents such as Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
- Ice shows, professional matches, Olympic trials and also tennis, volleyball matches have been organized here.
- The 1987 Pan American games have also been hosted here.
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2.03% of people who visit Indianapolis include Hinkle Fieldhouse in their plan
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95% of people start their Hinkle Fieldhouse visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Hinkle Fieldhouse
Hinkle Fieldhouse Reviews & Ratings
Amazingly friendly staff, Assistantant athletic director took time out of his busy day to tell us about the history of the building and renovations he was overseeing. He saw us wandering the concourse looking at the history. Incredibly generous with his time and great ambassador for the school.
When in Indy, a trip to Hinkle, located on the Butler University campus, needs to be on your to do list. Built in 1928, Hinkle Fieldhouse was the largest indoor arena in the United States until 1950. The old barn oozes with history having been the site of many and varied events such as: the Butler relays where Jesse Owens ran, a Sonia Henie ice show, speeches by five US Presidents, barracks and training for both the army and navy during WWII, the first USA v Soviet Union basketball game, a NBA all star game, the gold medal men's volleyball game between the USA and Cuba in the Pan Am games, and of course, the site of the final game in the movie Hoosiers.
I have to carry a back pack because I need certain things to go to the bathroom. I would submit to a search of it to be able to go to an event with my sister's and friend. BUT. I could not get past security because I would not go in without my backpack. EVEN AFTER INFORMING THEM OF WHY I NEEDED IT! But the outside staff are attentive and helpful. Hopefully they will ether extend the hand rail or bust up the protruding concrete guide that trips everyone at the NW corner sidewalk entrance to the stairs.
Great atmosphere, enjoyed a Bulldog football game under a full moon.
What a gem! Great place to see a game. You can feel the history and the energy when you enter the building. Not a bad seat in the house. In an era where everything is shiny and sterile, this is a trip to a time and place when craftsmanship and style mattered. The centerpiece of a great campus.