Bud Walton Arena is the home to the men's and women's basketball teams of the University of Arkansas, known as the Razorbacks. It is located on the campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas and has a seating capacity of 19,368, which is the fifth largest for an on-campus arena in the United States.Make Bud Walton Arena Hall of Champions Museum a centerpiece of your Fayetteville vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Fayetteville online trip itinerary builder .
The arena features Bud Walton Arena Razorback Sports Museum on the ground level about the history of Razorback basketball, track and field, baseball, tennis and golf.
The arena is named after James "Bud" Walton, co-founder of Walmart, who donated a large portion of the funds needed to build the arena. Walton purportedly gave 15 million, or around half of the construction cost. Construction of the arena took only 18 months, a short time considering the size of the undertaking.
When it was built, it was touted as a larger version of Barnhill Arena, the team's former home. In hopes of recreating the formidable home-court advantage the Razorbacks enjoyed at Barnhill, architect Rosser International built an arena that, as it put it, had "more seats in less space than in any other facility of the same type anywhere in the world."
The arena has been the home to the Razorbacks since November 1993; the men's team won the national championship in the arena's first season of operation. The basketball team's former home, Barnhill Arena was renovated into a volleyball-specific facility and now houses the Razorback women volleyball team.
Bud Walton Arena Hall of Champions Museum Reviews
The facilities were excellent. Attended a couple concerts and two meetings here this week. The atmosphere was amazing. more »
My family had the pleasure of calling the Hogs at a basketball game at Bud Walton Arena. We loved the atmosphere and the facilities were great. I do with the snack bars had a wider variety of offering... more »
This is a really nice arena, it fits a massive amount of people-comfortably too! There are many restrooms and snack bars making one close to every seat in the building. I've been here on several occasions, it's always been clean. The seats are comfortable and have more leg room than the BOK center in Tulsa, OK
Great place to watch Basketball games. I've been here a few times and have never had any issues. There's parking all around so it's never been that hard to find a spot. With the number of people it brings in you're going to have to walk a bit but it's never been that big of a problem.
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