Welsh-Ryan Arena is an 8,117-seat multi-purpose arena in Evanston, Illinois, United States. It is home to the Northwestern University Wildcats basketball, volleyball and wrestling teams. It is located inside McGaw Memorial Hall, to the north of Ryan Field on the Northwestern campus.

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  • Welsh-Ryan Arena is an 8,117-seat multi-purpose arena in Evanston, Illinois, United States. It is home to the Northwestern University Wildcats basketball, volleyball and wrestling teams. It is located inside McGaw Memorial Hall, to the north of Ryan Field on the Northwestern campus. McGaw Memorial Hall hosted the NCAA Final Four in 1956. Patten Gymnasium, formerly located on the main campus at Northwestern, hosted the first NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in 1939 and was later torn down in order to build the Technological Institute in its place, which was completed in 1942. A smaller Patten Gymnasium was built to the north of the original site, which still stands and is mostly used for student recreation, intramural sports, and club sports. For years, Welsh-Ryan Arena was the only basketball arena in the Big Ten Conference that did not seat at least 10,000. Its capacity is more than 4,500 seats fewer than the next smallest arena in the conference, the Crisler Center at Michigan. Welsh-Ryan lost its status as the Big Ten's smallest arena in 2014 when Rutgers joined the conference. The Scarlet Knights' facility, the Louis Brown Athletic Center (colloquially known as the Rutgers Athletic Center or "RAC") has a listed capacity of 8,000. (en)
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  • May 1, 1951
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  • 1250000.0
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  • 1952-12-06 (xsd:date)
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  • R.C. Weiboldt Construction Company
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  • 2705 (xsd:integer)
  • Evanston, IL 60201
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  • 1983 (xsd:integer)
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  • 7070 (xsd:integer)
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  • Hardwood
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  • 1956 (xsd:integer)
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  • Welsh-Ryan Arena is an 8,117-seat multi-purpose arena in Evanston, Illinois, United States. It is home to the Northwestern University Wildcats basketball, volleyball and wrestling teams. It is located inside McGaw Memorial Hall, to the north of Ryan Field on the Northwestern campus. (en)
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  • Welsh-Ryan Arena (en)
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  • McGaw Hall/Welsh-Ryan Arena (en)
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  • "The Shrine","The Quarry" (en)
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