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Williams Arena

1925 University Ave SE, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455-2000
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The BARN is the U of M

Many, many, many trips to the Barn for University basketball. Great venue that needs to be taken... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
JLo5424
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Barn Rules

I's old. It's antiquated. It kind of smells funny. The seating isn't optimal, and many of the... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
jscopper
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Madison
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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1925 University Ave SE, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455-2000
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

Many, many, many trips to the Barn for University basketball. Great venue that needs to be taken at face value. It is not pretty, seating is sketchy, the food is awful but, the experience is awesome. History in every corner.

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

I's old. It's antiquated. It kind of smells funny. The seating isn't optimal, and many of the sightlines aren't that great. It is one of the most awesome places in the country to see college basketball. Also, one of the few places you can go...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

This venue might not have been the ideal WNBA choice but for fans it didn't matter. It's a old school classic court with a raised for and not a bad seat in the house!

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

Williams Arena is known to the locals as The Barn. Do not know the history of that but if you say "I'm going to the barn " everyone knows where you are headed. From the outside it maybe does look like a barn--a BIG barn....More

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Reviewed May 23, 2017

Gopher basketball venue. I used to have season tickets ten rows behind the Gophers' bench. Great sight lines. Food is marginally edible, and the restrooms, although improved, could use some updating. Still a great place for Big Ten basketball.

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Reviewed May 17, 2017

This place is old, has that nice old school gym feel to it. Great place to go if you're a Gopher fan!!

Thank Greg E
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Reviewed January 23, 2017

This is an old school basketball arena at its finest. Sight lines in some areas is not the best, the raised floor seems like an accident waiting to happen, but when the score is close, and the fans noisy, this is an experience like none...More

Thank rduinc
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

One of the few of America's great old arenas remaining. Steeped in history - you can hear almost 100 years of cheers reverberating out of the wood and old, curved I-beams. The raised platform basketball floor is iconic. With the students in full-throat, not to...More

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Reviewed January 4, 2017

This is where the Minnesota university basketball team plays its home games against opponents from other colleges.

Thank Alzor S
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

Love this place but I am an alum. This arena is truly one of a kind! The raised floor often intimidates opponents. A great place to watch basketball!

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September 5, 2017|
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Response from jerdiscerney | Reviewed this property |
The Commons Hotel right off light rail has a nice restaurant and also an applebees nearly back to back.
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