Hinkle Fieldhouse

510 W 49th St
Indianapolis IN  46208

Phone: (800) 368-6852

Hinkle Fieldhouse is a basketball arena located on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. When built in 1928, it was the largest basketball arena in the United States, a distinction it retained until 1950. It is the sixth-oldest college basketball arena still in use, and it is a U.S. National Historic Landmark. It is among the earliest of the major college fieldhouses, which, along with rules changes that made for a faster game, transformed college basketball in the late 1920s and 1930s.Hinkle Fieldhouse is nicknamed "Indiana's Basketball Cathedral" due to the rich history it has played in the development of basketball in Indiana, also to distinguish it from The Palestra, known as "The Cathedral of College Basketball."HistoryHinkle Fieldhouse and the 36,000-seat Butler Bowl football stadium were two of the first buildings erected when the university moved to the Fairview campus. The facilities were promoted by a corporation of 41 Indianapolis businessmen who viewed it as a prize for the city as well as for Butler. When Butler signed a lease with the Indiana High School Athletic Association to host the high school state tournament, the corporation agreed to finance the building at a cost of $1,000,000.In 1933, the interior was reconfigured, moving the court from an east-west orientation to a north-south position. In the initial arrangement, over half of the seats were at the ends of the court, while event viewing is typically better from the sides. Butler hosted the high school tourney from 1928 to 1971, except for 1943 - 1945, when the building housed the US Army Air Forces and US Navy as a barracks during World War II.

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Mon: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm



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Butler University Basketball vs Seton Hall

Butler University Basketball vs Seton Hall
05:00 pm - 03/02/2016

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Butler University Basketball vs Xavier

Butler University Basketball vs Xavier
12:00 pm - 02/13/2016

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Butler University Basketball vs Georgetown

Butler University Basketball vs Georgetown
05:00 pm - 02/02/2016

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EDDC Fundraiser! Concessions at Butler vs. Georgetown

EDDC Fundraiser! Concessions at Butler vs. Georgetown
05:00 pm - 02/02/2016

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