Cornell plays their home games at Newman Arena. Opening in 1990, Newman Arena holds nearly 5000 Big Red fans for home games. This is no frills, old school basketball on wooden bleachers, so bring your seat cushions and be ready to yell loudly. They don’t pipe in a lot of noise on sound systems here so the fans create the noise.
The neighborhood is among the best in the Ivy League. Agava is a great place to stop for Mexican or perhaps the Ale House sports bar is more your thing. You can kick back there and watch the games on the TVs while drinking some beers and eating some of the best wings in the business.
Ivy League basketball has gotten a lot better in recent years with Cornell’s Sweet Sixteen run and now with the recent success at Harvard. This season’s Cornell home games include Yale, Harvard, Binghamton, Lafayette, Dartmouth, Princeton and more.
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