The Welsh-Ryan renovations at Northwestern are complete, and their AD says the new layout is a nod to Hinkle. Certain areas of the open concourses have drink-rail seating, resembling bar stools. And four rows of seating on the upper concourse, above the students, will remind you of Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse. “We played there a couple of years ago, and it was an excruciating loss,” Phillips said. But the visit gave the NU crew an idea: balcony seats close to the court.