History

Fred Bramlage Coliseum is the home of the Kansas State Wildcats men’s and women’s basketball teams. The arena opened in 1988 to replace Ahearn Fieldhouse and seats 12,528.

Bramlage Coliseum originally cost $17.5 million to build and has undergone a few renovations over the years. The most recent renovation in 2014 installed a new 24 ft by 18 ft Panasonic scoreboard at center court, added six 6mm LED displays, and upgraded the arena’s sound system.

Bramlage Coliseum opened with an 81-77 K-State victory over Purdue on November 26, 1988, and since then the arena has hosted many events. The arena was the site of NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament games in 2002 and 2003. It also is home to the annual Kansas State High School Activities Association Class 2A boys and girls basketball tournament. Additionally, Bramlage Coliseum has hosted many musical acts and speakers over the years including AC/DC, Bob Dylan, and Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

Historic Events