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Kohl Center

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Address: 601 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53715-1279
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+1 608-262-1440
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:30
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Home for the University of Wisconsin Basketball and Hockey teams seats...

Home for the University of Wisconsin Basketball and Hockey teams seats 17,142 for basketball games and between 15,000 and 17,000 for live concerts.

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Hockey Game

What a great and beautiful venue to watch a game. The only thing that I can say about this place negative is that everyone is packed in there like sardines. Would be nice if seats... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dan H
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great and beautiful venue to watch a game. The only thing that I can say about this place negative is that everyone is packed in there like sardines. Would be nice if seats were a little wider. Otherwise everything else was clean and everyone was nice and helpful. Going tomorrow for basketball game. Hopefully the Badgers win.

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Thank Dan H
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a men's Badger basketball game here and a men's hockey game in the past. Excellent venue. Not a bad seat in the house. Clean and well kept. Parking can be tricky, so plan ahead and view maps ahead of time. Food, as always at entertainment venues, can be pricey. I would eat elsewhere before games.

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Thank Eisme77
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with 2 families to the Badger/ Gopher game. Great game and great experience. My sons sat in the student section and had a blast.

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Thank Philip Karen K
Middleton, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Avoid the Kohl Center. No parking. If you do manage to find parking on some off street miles from the venue, be careful on foot. Very dangerous as cars cannot see pedestrians. I would avoid this venue.

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Thank Kevin M
Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

It is a clean and good facility to view sports from first and second floor. However, the food is too expensive, example a small dish of ice cream for $5.00. All the food pricing is ridiculously over priced.

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Thank mtok1945
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The Kohl Center is a very fine venue for sports events. We attended a UW Men's Hockey game recently. The place is conveniently located and easy to move about in. The concourses are spacious and offer a wide variety of stadium foods from the typical brats and hot dogs to Friday night fish fries. While the fish fry is a... More 

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Thank John C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The kohl center is a great venue for both hockey and basketball. The only downside is the concessions more specifically the drink selection.

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Thank Nathan E
Portage, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

But it's worth it. It's a beautiful place with the Chahuly chandeliers. You need to go to an event there. It's a must.

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Thank sunnydayinwis
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Our youth hockey team went to the Koch Center to see the Badgers play the US National Team Development Program Under-18 team play. The seats were in the lower bowl for only $18.00. The WI student section was packed and they seemed to have a blast. The band kept them going and charged up. I enjoyed watching them almost as... More 

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Thank Justin G
Waterloo, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've been to concerts and basketball games at this beautiful facility and you can't beat it! The atmosphere is electric, it's not hard to get around and it's safe!

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