While we wait for another exciting women’s college basketball season to start, we decided to ask the experts — the fans — which places are the best to catch a game.
We heard from people all across the country who eagerly shared their favorite places to watch women’s college hoops.
Fans of Louisville, Mississippi State and South Carolina really let us know their favorite places, as they flooded the social feeds. But followers of other schools weighed in as well.
We read all of your responses and present below, in no particular order, the nine best places to watch NCAA women’s basketball, according to the fans:
KFC Yum! Center | Louisville
Many, many fans expressed their love for the KFC Yum! Center. Even WNBA rookie and former Louisville star Asia Durr weighed in. The arena is fairly new since it was opened in 2010 and on Thursday the Cardinals revealed a new court design for the upcoming season. Louisville ranked third in the nation last season in average home attendance.
KFC Yum! Center to watch Louisville! 🔴⚫
— J.Stills (@UltimateJMix) July 26, 2019
— Dead_Season_Wookie (@Lord_Chewie) July 27, 2019
🐔🐔🐔 sure was the best place to play 🔥
— Asia Durr (@A_Hooper25) July 27, 2019
Ferrell Center | Baylor
The first women’s basketball game at the Ferrell Center was held in November of 1988 and since then, the arena has held NBA’s Dallas Mavericks’ and Phoenix Suns’ training camps in the past and is the home of the 2019 national champion Baylor Bears. Back in May, the school announced plans for a new basketball facility.
— Don Ward (@dcw408) July 26, 2019
The Ferrell Center In Waco!
— USWNT WWC CHAMPS!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟 (@BassoHannah) July 26, 2019
Colonial Life Arena | South Carolina
The Gamecocks have put up impressive numbers over the years when it comes to attendance. Attendance for games at Colonial Life Arena averaged about 10,000 last season, which led the nation according to NCAA records. South Carolina also holds the second-highest single-game attendance record, set when the Gamecocks played Mississippi State on March 3, 2019.
🐔🤙🏾5 years in a row – largest attendance speaks for itself pic.twitter.com/1oIN2BXHi9
— Malinda Hodges (@Malinda_Hodges) July 26, 2019
— Terri Christensen (@tchristensen22) July 26, 2019
Gill Coliseum | Oregon State
Gill Coliseum first opened in 1949 and holds a capacity of 9,604. The Beavers have made the NCAA tournament the past six seasons.
@BeaverWBB Gill Coliseum by far! Loudest gym in the nation.
— Alex Krebs (@AlexKrebs3) July 26, 2019
Gill Coliseum home of the Beavs.
— Benny Hwy 20-Stan H. (@StanHagen1) July 26, 2019
Corvallis Gill Coliseum home of Oregon State . Go Beavs.
— Barbara Moon (@moonbj) July 27, 2019
Humphrey Coliseum | Mississippi State
Humphrey Coliseum, known as “The Hump,” is the largest on-campus basketball arena in the state of Mississippi. Mississippi State has ranked in the Top 15 in attendance over the past four years.
— Danny Davis (@buzzardroostus) July 26, 2019
The Hump @HailStateWBK
— David McLemore (@davidmc426) July 26, 2019
— Stephanie Volk (@msubulldog) July 26, 2019
Purcell Pavilion| Notre Dame
Notre Dame ranked sixth for average attendance last season, averaging about 8,400.
— Erica Williamson (@ejwill52) July 26, 2019
You must have forgotten Purcell Pavilion because that is where the best women’s basketball is played @ndwbb
— Louis (@_WeAreND_) July 27, 2019
Hilton Coliseum | Iowa State
Iowa State finished second in average home attendance last season at 9,573 per game. The Hilton Coliseum opened Dec. 2, 1971 and has hosted 12 NCAA events since then.
I’ll take Hilton Coliseum and Hilton Magic over any arena! 🌪🌪
— ISUCYCLONE FAN (@jmccullo) July 27, 2019
— Bryan Sievers (@beefandenergy) July 26, 2019
Gampel Pavilion | UConn
According to UConn Athletics, Gampel Pavilion is an iconic landmark in the middle of campus, which provides one of the most intimate on-campus game atmospheres in the entire nation. Over the years, UConn has continued to land in the top 10 for attendance in women’s college hoops.
Matthew Knight Arena | Oregon
The Ducks’ average home attendance grew the most last year compared to any other program. With the very-talented Sabrina Ionescu returning in 2019-20, fans will have one more year to see the potential future WNBA superstar back in action in Eugene.
Eugene, OR #GoDucks
— Matt.hardie (@matt_hardie) July 26, 2019