Hinkle Fieldhouse has reigned as one of the nation's great sports arenas for more than eight decades. The classic facility was constructed in 1928 and was the nation's largest basketball arena at that time. The legendary building has stood the test of time, maintaining the splendor, character and atmosphere that made it one of the nation's most famous basketball arenas nearly a century ago. Discover how to plan a Indianapolis trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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This is such a historic building in Indianapolis. First there is no bad seat to watch butler. Second Hoosiers have so much history in here. I have coached one game, watched high school regionals and..... more »
While travelling through Indianapolis we enjoyed watching the men’s Butler vs Seton Hall game. What an great Fieldhouse. more »
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.
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