College Stadium Review: GSU Sports Arena

The Georgia State Panthers have been to the NCAA Tournament three times in school history, including last season when they pulled an upset of Baylor in the Round of 32, 57-56. It is the second time they have reached the Round of 32, the first was in 2001 when they beat Wisconsin 50-49. The Panthers have also been to the NIT twice (2002, 2014) and also the CIT (2012). Will the Panthers make it back to the postseason for the fourth time in five years? Come to the GSU Sports Arena and find out.

The GSU Sports Arena

The GSU Sports Arena

Georgia State is part of the Sun Belt Conference, which includes teams such as Georgia Southern, Appalachian State, Troy, UA-Little Rock, Arkansas State, UL-Lafayette, UL-Monroe, South Alabama, Texas State and UT-Arlington. These teams will be trying to win the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament awarded to the winner of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament which the Panthers are the defending champions. The winner of the regular season will earn the automatic bid to the NIT Tournament, so there is a lot of intense action in store this season at the GSU Sports Arena.

The GSU Sports Arena has been the Panthers home since opening in 1972. It has a seating capacity of 4,500 which is not too small to generate excitement, but small enough to make every seat close to the court. There is an expansion plan in place to upgrade the GSU Sports Arena that will increase seating capacity to 5,000. So if you want to watch the Panthers games in the current configuration, you will want to go this season.

You can enjoy your favorite concession items such as popcorn, pretzels, peanuts and Coke products while you watch the Sun Belt Conference action from a great seat. After the game, you will be able to do any number of things because you will be in Atlanta, which is the largest metropolitan area in the South.

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