Bud Walton Arena Hall of Champions Museum, Fayetteville

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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.
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.
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  • The basketball palace of mid America is an iconic experience. The loudest, best, most craziest basketball stadium in America. 
    The basketball palace of mid America is an iconic experience. The loudest, best, most craziest basketball stadium in America.  more »
  • outstanding place to watch a basketball game. To me there is not a bad set in the house. The fan are really what makes this place. Oh the food isn't either 
    outstanding place to watch a basketball game. To me there is not a bad set in the house. The fan are really what makes this place. Oh the food isn't either  more »
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  • My first time to visit Bud Walton Arena, It will not be my last. The atmosphere was electric. The staff was very nice. One sign said open 2 hours before men's game. Another said open 90 minutes before men's game. They didn't open until one hour before the game, and temperatures were dropping quickly with a crowd waiting to get in. The food left a bit to be desired for price we had to pay. Couldn't finish eating it because of the taste. Overall fantastic experience though.
  • Even inside a half empty arena, this place still gets loud. The game day environment is amazing! The food selection has gotten better! The seating from anywhere in the stadium is good!

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