Williams Arena TicketsConstruction ?n wh?t ?s n?w kn?wn ?s Williams Arena w?s started ?n 1927 ?nd completed ?n 1928, wh?n ?t w?s dedicated ?s th? University ?f Minnesota Field House. ?t cost $650,000 ?nd initially h?d ? seating capacity ?f 14,100 w?th bleacher ?nd standing room expansion of up t? 16,000. ?h? original building housed basketball ?nd winter football practice facilities. Wh?n th? basketball season w?s over, th? portable floor w?s t?k?n ?ut ?nd replaced b? ? pair ?f tennis courts ?nd ?n indoor track. The highlight of the east ?nd addition is th? Williams Arena Club ?n th? third floor. ?h? Club overlooks th? floor ?nd ??n hold parties ?f u? t? 200 fans, adding ?n?th?r touch ?f class t? ?n ?lr??d? classy arena. ?h? second phase ?f th? renovation project w?s completed dur?ng th? summer ?f 1993. ?t included th? installation ?f theater-style seats, th? widening ?f concourse areas ?nd th? addition ?f b?th concession areas ?nd women's restrooms. In th? summer ?f 1997, 21 barn lofts ?b?v? th? second deck w?r? built. ?h? lofts offer ? spectacular birds-eye view ?f th? court w?th luxury amenities. ?h? $2.3 m?ll??n project ?dd?d 304 seats t? th? capacity of Williams Arena. Most r???ntl?, w?th th? emergence ?f a strong Golden Gopher women's basketball team, th? program moved fr?m th? Sports Pavilion ?nt? Williams Arena t? better support ?ts increased fan base. Minnesota ranked f?fth nationally ?n attendance dur?ng th? 2004-05 season. R???nt renovations f?r th? women’s basketball program include ? n?w locker room f?r th? team ?nd coaching staff, ?s well ?s ? n?w athletic training facility ?nd team room. If you want to catch a Gopher basketball game or any event at this historic venue, we can surely help you out. We carry a full inventory of Williams Arena tickets!
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