Welsh-Ryan Arena renovation nods to Hinkle Fieldhouse

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  1. bmradio99

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    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.​


     
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  2. BoyGeoff

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    Looks awesome actually!!


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  3. Red1972

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    Good luck Wildcats, love your new digs.
     
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    I remember that “excruciating loss” very well.


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  5. bmradio99

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    Looks like the renovations are really nice. Love the steeper-than-normal seats and balcony behind the basket. Should be pretty cool when full.

    Since I live in Chicago, I hope to make a trip up there. TBH, in a matter of a couple of years, the area arenas have gotten really nice, with DePaul's new one, Welsh Ryan, and the renovations (5 years ago or so?) to Loyola's Gentile Center.
     

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