Wednesday, November 28, 2012

NCSU Basketball at Reynolds Coliseum

Tis the season...for great winter activities that don't include jingle bells and Santa Claus.  From Sarah C. today:

Back in my day, NCSU played all basketball games at Reynolds Coliseum on campus (yep, totally dated myself with that statement). There is nothing like a game there. The ambiance offered by the older construction, the heat (it might be cold out, but you'll be sweating just watching the game) and the noise. I like the PNC Arena, but nothing compares to the sound of cheering Wolfpack fans in Reynolds. And, of course, being smaller you are so much closer to the action.

These are reasons I cheered when NCSU started offering at least one men's early season game per season at their old venue. This season, you can catch the action on Saturday, December 8th. Game time is 1:00pm and tickets are general admission. Thus, arrive early if you want the better seats.

This is a great game to attend especially if you have young kids. You can enjoy the experience without it being too overwhelming. We arrived close to tip off last year and ended up with 5 seats for the 3 of us close to one end. Directly in front of the band. This turned out to be exactly the right spot for our then 2-1/2 year old. D could see the game well and move around a bit, but also was mesmerized by the band and people watching in general. If you find your little one gets fidgety, step out to the concourse and walk the indoor track for a lap or two. Afterwards head next door to Talley Student Center for Howling Cow ice cream. (Yes, I've declared my love for it in posts here and here. I might have an addiction.)

Want to visit other times? The women's basketball, women's gymnastics, women's volleyball and wrestling all compete at Reynolds.

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Reynolds Coliseum
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At November 28, 2012 at 10:01 AM , Blogger Leigh Powell Hines said...

Thanks for sharing.

At January 26, 2013 at 10:26 AM , Blogger Michelle Byerly said...

We are taking our 12 y/o daughter to the Women's "Pack the House" game on 2/3 (vs. Wake Forest), and it is a first for all of us. Having purchased general admission tix, I'm a tad confused on how early we can or should arrive to get in line for the best seats. Both DH & DD are HUGE b-ball fans, so I know they want to be close to the action! :-)


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