Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing

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The Jack Breslin Student Events Center is a multi-purpose arena at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. The arena opened in 1989, and is named for Jack Breslin, MSU alumnus, former athlete and administrator, who first began pushing for the arena in 1969. It is home to the Michigan State Spartans men's and women's basketball teams. Although it nominally contains 16,280 seats, the arena typically holds around 15,000 for most events depending on the floor or stage setup. The Breslin Center superseded Jenison Fieldhouse, which stands nearby.
The arena's basketball court is the same floor where the Spartans won the 2000 NCAA Men's Tournament, which was at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis. The school purchased the floor from the NCAA and Final Four floor installer Horner Flooring (based in Dollar Bay, Michigan) after the title game, and had a plaque installed on the baseline near the Michigan State tunnel to commemorate the floor's purpose in the school's history.
The building not only serves as the home to MSU sports teams, but as the main large performance arena for the Lansing area. The Michigan State Bar Examination, large concerts, commencements, monster truck rallies, and circuses that travel to Mid Michigan are often held at the Breslin Center. It is Lansing's WWE venue; however, because of its suburban location, it is used primarily for house shows (most WWE television tapings are at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit or Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids).
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  • Went here for a large business event. I will say it was so clean up to date and organized. There was a sense of security even though I did not see any officers.  more »
  • Thanks to a friend, got great seats to a non-conference Spartan basketball game last December. We were so close to the court you could see how hard the players were trying. Really amazing how big and....  more »
  • Went to two different graduation ceremonies this past weekend. we had great seats and it looked like if you were ever there to watch basketball all the seats would be a great view. Although I'm Ohio state's buckeye fan I had to admit to my in-laws that the campus is absolutely beautiful. Very well kept in clean. It was easy access going through security went quickly. The whole time I was there thinking about what a great basketball season the Spartans had. I was thinking I should come here and watch a ball game. Look like a nice stadium.
  • I love Breslin. Well designed, with all seats having great views. Take time I'm the trophy hall to see the success of MSU's program.

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