College Stadium Review: Bramlage Coliseum

The Kansas State Wildcats have a long winning tradition in college basketball. They have been to the NCAA Tournament 28 times, the Sweet Sixteen 16 times, the Elite Eight 12 times, the Final Four on four occasions and the National Championship Game in 1951.

Kansas State's Bramlage Coliseum

Kansas State’s Bramlage Coliseum

Many great players have come through the Wildcats program. Some of these great names include Rolando Blackman, Mitch Richmond, Lon Kruger, Michael Beasley, Jack Parr, Mike Evans, Bob Boozer, Gene Keady and many more.

Kansas State plays their home games at Fred Bramlage Coliseum, which opened in 1998 and seats over 12,000 purple wearing Wildcats fans for home games. The arena has a great atmosphere with the pep band and students keeping the energy up throughout the game. Kansas is one of those places like Indiana, Kentucky, or North Carolina, where basketball is king, even over football. K-State has a rabid following used to basketball success.

You will enjoy your visit to Fred Bramlage Coliseum, where you can watch some of the best teams in the sport come in to face the Wildcats. K-State is part of the Big 12, which is one of the game’s elite conferences. Teams such as Kansas, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor, TCU, Oklahoma State and Iowa State make up the Big 12. The winner of the Big 12 Tournament will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, but the conference will normally get anywhere from four to six at large bids as well. So every game at Fred Bramlage Coliseum is a huge game.

You will want to get to the game early enough to visit “Aggieville” which is a strip of bars and restaurants near campus, including Rock-a-Belly Bar and Deli where you can get a great sandwich and a beer before or after a great college basketball game.

While at the Fred Bramlage Coliseum you will enjoy your favorite concession items such as brats, pizza, Polish sausage, chicken tenders, nachos, barbecue sandwiches, and more while enjoying a great view of the court in a terrific college basketball atmosphere.

This season, the Wildcats home schedule includes Columbia, South Dakota, North Dakota, St. Louis, West Virginia, Texas Tech, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Baylor, Kansas, Texas and TCU. With a home schedule like this one, you will want to visit the Fred Bramlage Coliseum often this season.

Kansas State Wildcats basketball is one of the well-kept secrets in the game. Kansas gets most of the press in this basketball crazy state, but as you can see, the Wildcats have an elite program as well. They have been to the NCAA Tournament six times since 2008 and in 2013 were one game away from the Final Four.

Will the Wildcats get to the Final Four in 2016? Come out to Fred Bramlage Coliseum and find out.

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