Biggest College Basketball Arenas

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The JMA Wireless Dome is in Syracuse, New York, on Monday, January 16, 2023.
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Chase Kiddy @chaseakiddy Feb 09, 2024, 10:50 AM

Syracuse basketball’s newly renamed venue – the WMA Wireless Dome – is by far the biggest home venue in college basketball with a max capacity of more than 35,000 people.

When Syracuse moved from the Manley Field House to the newly constructed Carrier Dome in 1980, they had the biggest home venue in the country. That hasn’t changed in more than four decades.

WMA Wireless Dome is so large that the four smallest basketball arenas in the ACC have a lower combined capacity than it.

Biggest College Basketball Arenas

ArenaTeamCapacity
JMA Wireless DomeSyracuse35,446
KFC Yum! CenterLouisville22,090
Dean Smith CenterNorth Carolina21,750
Thompson-Boling ArenaTennessee21,678
Rupp ArenaKentucky20,545
Capital One ArenaGeorgetown20,308
Madison Square GardenSt. John's19,812
PNC ArenaNC State19,557
Bud Walton ArenaArkansas19,368
Marriott CenterBYU19,000
Value City ArenaOhio State18,809
Thomas & Mack CenterUNLV18,776
Prudential CenterSeton Hall18,711
CHI Health CenterCreighton18,320
Freedom HallBellarmine18,252
FedEx ForumMemphis18,119
Colonial Life ArenaSouth Carolina18,000
Xfinity CenterMaryland17,950
Simon Skjodt Assembly HallIndiana17,472
Fiserv ForumMarquette17,385

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Chase Kiddy

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Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.

Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.