Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas)

Bud Walton Arena opened in 1998 and has a seating capacity of over 19,200.
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Gnab
01/01/2009

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

raucous atmosphere with over 20,000 people standing most of the game

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Rizza
01/01/2009

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

BWA is it best just look at the domination of #4 OU by unranked Arkansas on 12/29/08. And OU is a great team but the atmosphere in the Bud Barn is that powerful. Bring on Texas

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bobidon
11/12/2008

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

I've attended only three games at this arena. Every time I've been it's been one of the most pleasurable college basketball expriences. I've been to Cameron and Rupp arena's, which are nice, but Bud Walton Arena is first class all the way

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cats4ever
11/09/2008

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 1

Arkansas fans have nothing to brag about kentucky has as many losses as arkansas does wins. This place is a joke kentucky always comes into your house and beats you why cant you go to Rupp and beat us. I think that should tell you someting. So stp trying to compare yourself to the Kentucky's and Duke's. Just go to any of these arenas and look up what you see is championship banners not banner like you see at Bud Walton.

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BringItOnPunks
11/02/2008

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

Beautiful.

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BigPimpinCali
11/02/2008

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

Beautiful.

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UltimateHog
11/02/2008

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

Beautiful.

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Pumbaa4
03/07/2008

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

It opened in '94 not '98. And yes, it is the greatest college basketball venue in the nation. You can rate it a 1 star if you want. Just goes to show that you've obviously never been in the arena. It doesn't get any better than BWA.

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openhorizons
02/06/2008

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

By far the loudest arena I have ever played in. You can't even hear your coach give the pre-game pep talk in the locker room because the fans are already causing thunder. Rupp is massive, Cameron Indoor is smothering, but Bud Walton is massive, smothering, and insanely loud. We had to wear earplugs in the second half.

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CaptainTornado
02/02/2008

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 1

I wouldn't brag about having the most seats in a small area. CRAMPED. As for making Duke, North Carolina and Kentucky fans jealous, you must be on drugs. Arkansas doesn't have anything remotely resembling the tradition of those elite programs. ONE championship with nothing close before or after that. Won by a disgraced coach at that. The "Bud" is not a bad arena but it doesn't make all others jealous. Besides, it's better to have a great program to follow in a subpar arena rather than a middle of the road program in a "palace." They should've called it the Sam's Club Discount Arena. Show your card to get in and then hit the hot dogs and pizza to your right. Go ahead and buy a Ford Escape in the concourse too before watching the Hogs win nothing yet again.

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tjcarpenter
10/03/2007

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

Electrifying.... at half capacity. A storm of terror at full capacity.

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Puddinpete
03/07/2007

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

Without a doubt the best college basketball arena in the country. I realize that this makes Duke, North Carolina, and Kentucky fans jealous, but from an unbiased opinion, it is the absolute truth. One thing that makes this so great is that you don't have to line the entire floor with an overexpanded student section. The place is intimidating enough on its own. I have spoken with fans of other schools, especially Florida, who have all said that they wish that their respective schools could have something even half as nice as Bud Walton. And ask players from teams that have played there; having 20,000+ RAZORBACK fans calling the HOGS all over and on top of you, is much worse than some pretentious student section.

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AnthonyR
07/13/2006

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

It's the best in all of College Basketball.

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OState918
06/26/2006

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 3

Walton Arena is nice and modern, but to me, it doesn't feel any different than any other college arena built within the past 20 years. Also, the fact that it seats almost 20k doesn't really do it for me, especially since Arkansas hasn't drawn particularly well for basketball over the past few seasons. And the calling the hogs thing? It's cool for about the first dozen times... then it gets older than "Rocky Top" or "Gator Bait." Still, not a horrible arena - it'd be better if UA could reclaim some it its mid-90s glory.

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beakem05io
03/13/2006

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 2

I've never seen so many missing teeth!!

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RMphan
02/12/2006

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

Best in the nation

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PiG_Sooie__FAn
12/19/2005

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

Best arena in the world!!!!! Bud Walton is a great arena and the tradition there is all around the place. The Bud packs about 20,000+ per game and the fans are very creative and rowdy. The student section "The Trough" is super wild and crunk. Bud Walton is superb you can't go wrong!!!!!!!!!!!

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TraditionsFan
12/15/2005

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

Nothing like 20,000+ fans calling the hogs. Even if you're not a razorback fan...you just can't deny it.

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Razorbacker
11/18/2005

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

It's definitely a great place to go to a game. I have sat in some of the worst seats, and there is always a good view of the game. In addition, the crowd is very close to the action.

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inoitalll
10/29/2005

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

great

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txhighballer11 07
07/15/2005

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

Great arena......love to hear the fans callin' the hogs!! Whooooooooooooo pig! Sooie! Razorbacks!!! Wish there was some talent there though...we need a crew like there was in '94 (i.e. Williamson, Thurman, etc.)

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RAZORBACK#1
04/28/2005

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

Forget all those losers that say BWA sucks and has no tradition they don't have a clue there is not a bad seat in the house every commentator that has been there talks good about it. And tradition even in the last two down years average attendance in BWA is second only to Kentucky in the SEC and a whole lot more than most other arenas.

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2521pride
03/02/2005

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 1

bad arena. very boring. not enough crowd noise.

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rzrbk4life
02/14/2005

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

There is nothing more awe inspiring than 20,000 plus calling the hogs. WHen our program gets sufficient talent there will be nothing coming close, it will be the hey-days of the mid 90's. It will even outdue the spoiled rich kids that cramp cameron indoor stadium

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Cr1spy
02/12/2005

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 2

over-rated

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BigHog
01/30/2005

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

Anyone that has truly been to a Razorback game in The BUD, knows that it is easily within the Top 5 arenas in the nation. I was at the Kentucky game today, and it was just about like old times. Ask any Kentucky fan, or the UK coaching staff, just what kind of arena The Bud is. Also, if anyone read the ESPN.com article this week, you would have seen that all of the experts writing for them list Bud Walton in their Top 5. Just a bunch of whiners on here, trying to lower the Bud's rating because they know their team's arenas and traditions can't compete.

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rweber9
01/27/2005

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 3

It's nice enough, but dark, and pretty boring.

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mlane09
01/12/2005

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

To the idiot who said Arkansas was behind Kentucky and Florida when it comes to arenas is retarded. He base was tradition and to say Florida has more tradition than arkansas is ridiculous!!!

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dm3218
12/16/2004

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

Great place to see a game.

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TechFan83
07/31/2004

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

Loudest, most beautiful college basketball arena in the land. The band and the fans in BWA were truly top-notch. Even though Arkansas has been down lately, the arena is still in the top ten of attendance in the entire country. Nice people, good atmosphere, and beautiful architecture make this arena the tops in all of college basketball.

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Bevo1
07/22/2004

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

THE best Basketball arena in the world!If you've ever been there you know what I mean.

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Duke.U.S.C
07/21/2004

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 1

KEEP DREAMING!

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ToIedoDan
07/20/2004

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 1

They ain't nothin good ta eat there, and that Nolan Richardson character is one ugly mofo.

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chunckylover53
07/20/2004

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 1

In response to SECFAN1: I have a life, but am rating this a 1 just to piss you off! HAHHAHAHHAAA!!!!

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SECFAN1
07/11/2004

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

The first Hog team to play in this building won a National Championship. Arkansas Basketball is down temporarily but that is no reason to poorly rank the best on campus arena in the country. You people giving this arena a 3,2, or especially 1 rating are idiots trying to build up your teams arena ranking...Get alife.

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MNHou
06/24/2004

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

I have attended college, WNBA, and NBA games in places like Reunion Arena, The Compaq Center, Toyota Center in Houston. Staples Center in LA, SBC Center and many many college arenas, including Barnhill, Hofheinz (in the glory days of Houston) and BWA. BWA is by far in the top 2, with maybe ... MAYBE the Staples Center being the top arena. It's not just the architecture, it's also the atmosphere. Amazing.

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excelsior30
02/23/2004

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 1

When I fist saw the inside of the arena the first thing that I see that made the whole place terrible was the logo painted on the floor. There are better ones than that! In addition, the outside should be more classier and have more color.

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gwaoktn
02/22/2004

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 2

It has size but not the tradition. Richardson really hurt the image.

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CardiacCusejhu ghes
01/23/2004

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 1

crrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaapppppppppppppp

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horatio
01/23/2004

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

Constructed in 1993, this arena is still state of the art. There is a new scoreboard with replay capability that is the largest in the country. All seats are chairback, and there are plenty of concessions and restroom facilities. On the ground floor there is a museum that displays the national championship tropy for basketball and the 37 national championship trophies in track. Great venue, great entertainment.

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majorhogfan
12/16/2003

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

I have been to many sports venues across the country and none have come close to comparing to the atmosphere of Bud Walton other than MAYBE the Georgia Dome for the SEC Championship game. The new multi-million dollar jumbotron is amazing. Combine that with the noise, atmosphere, and amenities...there is truly nothing like it.

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coleslough
12/12/2003

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 1

who the phuc is buddy walton

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KCJAYHAWK
11/30/2003

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 1

no Allen Fielhouse

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poeticnite
10/04/2003

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

Not really sure what most of the people are basing their ratings on, but if you are truly rating the arena on basketball atmosphere, you have to give it a five. It was designed just for basketball, the most seats in the smallest area of any arena in the world. It is beautiful, and very loud, and there is nothing in college basketball like hearing 20,000 fans call the hogs. Are there other arena's and teams that may be better than the hogs, yes maybe, Rupp arena is a basketball rich arena that deserves to be in the top three, Cameron Indoor and the dukies, you have to love that place, but if you are not comparing it to other places, and just judging it on its own merit Bud Walton is a truly amazing place, which even when judged against other arena's has to be in everyone's top five

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johnita
07/11/2003

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 1

I hated this place, fat men hit on me the whole game, there were empty seats everywhere, and the hogs got slaughtered by the visiting team.....the arena is pretty but Arkansas fans you have a long way to go to build the program and tradition back up.....terrible.....you can no longer consider our program even remotely close to the level of Kentucky.....and I personally don't like UK but there arena is beautiful and there fans are extremely loud and rabid but are also classy and nice and Lexington is a beautiful town loaded with rich people its the best. I am from Arkansas and I hate to admit it in basketball we definitely play second fiddle to Kentucky as does most everyone in the country

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bflowers
07/11/2003

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 1

overrated arena, nice arena but not very loud and no tradition probably the third best arena in the SEC behind Kentucky and Florida but thats not saying much because if you take Kentucky out of the league then it sucks Kentucky is the only nationally elite program in the SEC Arkansas facility is nice but there are several missing ingredients to be the best.....Duke fan for life!!!!!

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Jwmill3
07/11/2003

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 1

Great fans, very comfortable, beautiful, but lacks tradition like old arena had, If Arkansas begins winning again it will improve rating of arena

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gators4
07/11/2003

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 1

Absolutely beautiful facility, But 90% of the fans weigh in excess of 300 lbs and are painted from head to toe and there is a huge hog painted on the floor they struggled to fill arena last year and the program has wend down hill greatly nice facility but overall atmosphere had diminished since the days of the old arena

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Tarheel3
07/11/2003

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 1

Rude over confident fans, to be the best you have to have tradition and stability Arkansas doesn't have it

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dudefs
05/07/2003

Bud Walton Arena (University of Arkansas) 5

Impressive! Awe inspiring. Ultra-modern. Comfortable. LOUD! Intimidating (for visitors). Abosolute best basketball venue in the USA.

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