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Phog Allen Fieldhouse

1651 Naismith Dr, Lawrence, Kansas 66044 USA

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“Home of the Kansas Jayhawks”

Named in honor the late Dr. F.C. "Phog" Allen, the Jayhawks' head coach for 39 years, Allen Fieldhouse is labeled by many as one of the best places in America to watch a college basketball game. The Fieldhouse was dedicated on March 1, 1955, as the Jayhawks defeated Kansas State, 77-66, before an overflow throng of 17,228. Since the 1964-65 season, more than five million people have attended Kansas games at Allen Fieldhouse. Noted sportswriter Mark Whicker of the Orange County Register calls Allen Fieldhouse "the best place in America to watch college basketball."

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TheRoamingPint

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January 11, 2015

There is reason this place is voted one of the best college basketball arenas tear after year. The history, energy, and importance to the community can be felt simply by entering through the building's hollowed doorways. It is a common pilgrimage destination for college basketball fans whether they have ties to the University or not.

This arena is a living museum. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, was KU's first coach and the original rules that he wrote reside in the the extensive museum portion of the Fieldhouse.

Even if you can't get a ticket to a game on your visit it is still worth a visit to museum portion.

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Phog Allen Fieldhouse

1651 Naismith Dr
Lawrence, Kansas
66044 USA

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