Welsh-Ryan Arena - Evanston, IL

Welsh-Ryan Arena is located in Evanston, Illinois, and serves as the home court for the Northwestern University Wildcats men's and women's basketball teams. Additionally, the school's volleyball and wrestling teams also use Welsh-Ryan Arena for home contests.

Welsh-Ryan Arena opened for business in December of 1952. This is not the oldest venue in the Big Ten Conference, but it is definitely more aged than many. The rich history of the venue combined with all the amenities of a modern arena, have made Welsh-Ryan Arena a great place for college basketball.

The seating capacity at Welsh-Ryan Arena is 8,117. This is among the smallest in the conference, but still has a lot to offer during home basketball games. In fact, fans love the small venue because it offers them the chance to get close to the action.

All in all, Welsh-Ryan Arena has been a staple of Northwestern University athletics for many years.


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1501 Central St., Evanston, IL
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