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.
Find all the NCSU sports schedules at http://www.gopack.com
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