9 Biggest College Basketball Arenas In The Country

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With basketball being one of the most watched and attended college sports in the United States, many arenas are often packed out with the numbers of spectators showing up. But not all schools are left unprepared for the huge swarm of fans.

Here are 9 of the largest basketball arenas in the US, according to seating capacity.


9. Bud Walton Arena, Arkansas | 19,200 seats

Look at this beauty.


8. PNC Arena, NC State | 19,722 seats

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North Carolina State’s home arena can accommodate 19,722 fans on game days. Unlike many other college arenas, Wolfpack fans can choose to eat at a 300-seat restaurant without ever having to miss out on the action happening.


7. Madison Square Garden, St. John’s | 19,812 seats

A little under 20,000 seats, don’t let that fool you. It hosts many basketball games as well as famous artists such as Drake, Childish Gambino and many more.


6. Capital One Arena, Georgetown | 20,356 seats

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Located in Washington, D.C., Capital One Arena is home to the Hoyas, Capitals, Wizards and Valor games.


5. Thompson-Boling Arena, Tennessee | 21,678 seats

With 21,678 seats, imagine the different games you can host here. This arena is home to the Tennessee women’s basketball and volleyball teams.


4. Dean Smith Center, North Carolina | 21,750 seats

The arena has been home of the Tar Heels since 1986. The first game played there saw No. 1 UNC beat rival No. 3 Duke 95-92.


3. KFC Yum! Center, Louisville | 22,090 seats

Besides basketball games, want to know who has once performed here? Fleetwood Mac. If you don’t know who this band is, then you have a lot to learn about music you young grasshopper.


2. Rupp Arena, Kentucky | 23,000 seats

Your favorite singer can definitely host their concert here. With 10,000 cushioned seats, you could get lit in leisure. Maybe they will offer bottle service in the future too.


1. Carrier Dome, Syracuse | 34,616 seats

With over 34,000 seats, imagine your school hosting a basketball game here. In fact, I can confidently say that this arena could definitely accommodate seatings for a medium-size town. Imagine getting lit here? Try to get everyone to do a wave here.