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Williams Arena, Minneapolis

Categories: Tourist Spots, Arenas & Stadiums
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4.8/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
Williams Arena, located on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota is the home of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers men's and women's basketball teams. It also housed the men's hockey team until 1993, when it moved into its own building, Mariucci Arena. The building is known affectionately as "The Barn", and its student section is known as "The Barnyard".Williams Arena is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of University Avenue and 19th Ave. SE in Minneapolis on the U of M's East Bank campus. It is in a neighborhood called Stadium Village, named for the old Memorial Stadium that stood there until its demolition in 1992. The arena is adjacent to TCF Bank Stadium, Mariucci Arena, and Ridder Arena, where the football and hockey teams respectively play.HistoryInitially known as the Minnesota Field House, Williams Arena was constructed in the 1920s and opened in 1928. The original construction of Williams Arena cost $650,000. The arena was remodeled in 1950, and renamed Williams Arena after Dr. Henry L. Williams, the football coach from 1900 to 1921.
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  • Amazing place! I think you should have more than 50 fast-food shops (American Standard) and clothing stores and articles to local time. View an NBA Championship game is priceless!!
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  • A spectacular night viewing party, the food was good but not very cheap. The atmosphere is amazing and is a good place for families.
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  • When the Gophers are competitive, the energy in "The Barn" is electric! We were there last season when things weren't going well. The available players made a game of it vs. WI and had the place rocki...  read more »
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