Bramlage ColiseumKansas State Wildcats
Fred Bramlage Coliseum is a 12,528-seat multi-purpose arena in Manhattan, Kansas. The arena's primary function is as home to the men's and women's basketball teams for Kansas State University. The building also holds offices for Kansas State Wildcats baseball, Intercollegiate Athletics, and Sports Information.
The unofficial nickname for Bramlage Coliseum is "The Octagon of Doom," due to the building's eight sides. The nickname was popularized in the media during the 2009-2010 season, but it was first used in on-line internet forums in early 2007. K-State students bring octagonal shaped signs with "Doom" written on them and wear "Doom" t-shirts to games.
Before every game, the crowd sings Wildcat Victory, the Kansas State fight song, and then rocks back and forth to the Wabash Cannonball. As the K-State players make their way from the locker room to the court, the crowd chants, "Bring on the Cats, Bring on the Cats, Bring on the Cats." When the Cats hit the floor the crowd erupts and rises to their feet. While the opposing team's starting lineup is announced, the student section shakes newspapers, and after each name chants, "So What" "Who Cares" "Who's He?" "Big Deal" "Go Home," and then rips the papers and throws them in the air at the beginning of the introduction of the Kansas State starting lineup. Each time an opposing player commits a foul the student section chants the number of fouls that player has, and every time a K-State player sinks a three-point basket, the announcer says the name of the player followed by "for", and then the crowd echoes "three!" Following a K-State victory, the crowd performs a "K-S-U Wildcats" chant. If an opposing team's player fouls out of the game, the crowd chants "left, right, left" for each step. If he stands, they chant "standing, standing" until the player sits down, at which time the crowd yells "Sit down!"
The arena is located in the northwest corner of the Kansas State campus, along with the rest of the school's athletic facilities, abutting the south end zone of Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium.
The arena was built to replace Ahearn Field House, K-State's basketball facility from 1950 to 1988. Construction of Bramlage Coliseum began with a groundbreaking on October 18, 1986, and was completed in 1988. The construction was funded entirely by student fees and donations from alumni and friends of the University.
On November 26, 1988, Kansas State University officially opened Bramlage Coliseum with an 81-77 victory over Purdue University. The first basketball game actually played in the arena, however, was an NBA exhibition game between the Dallas Mavericks and the San Antonio Spurs on October 21, 1988.
As of March 6, 2013, the Kansas State Wildcats men's basketball team has posted a 290-96 (.751) record in Bramlage Coliseum.
The facility hosted women's NCAA basketball tournament games in 2002 and 2003. Kansas State played in Bramlage Coliseum in both tournament years.
Bramlage has also been home to the Kansas State High School Activities Association Class 2A boys and girls state championship tournaments since 1990.
The concourse around the arena is decorated with pictures of Wildcat greats and trophies won by the men's and women's teams over the years. A painted border around the top of the walls inside the Coliseum shows the years the Wildcat basketball programs won conference crowns or participated in the NCAA Tournament or NIT (WNIT). Hanging from the rafters in Bramlage are the retired numbers of former Wildcat greats including: Ernie Barrett, Rolando Blackman, Mitch Richmond, Bob Boozer, Mike Evans, Dick Knostman, Lon Kruger, Jack Parr, Chuckie Williams, Nicole Ohlde, Kendra Wecker and Shalee Lehning.Advertisement:
- Bramlage Coliseum
1800 College Ave. Manhattan, KS 66502
Call at (785) 532-7606
- Kansas State University
- Gossen Livingston Architects
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- Guests requiring access to court level seating may use elevator on south concourse. All patrons must receive an elevator pass from a event staff attendant to use the elevator.
- Portable Maple Floor Installed for Basketball
- East side of Coliseum
- N/A - Concessions and Novelty take Credit & Debit Cards
East or West Lot - Men's Basketball - General Admission Parking
- $ 10 for cars; $ 25 for charter buses & RV
East or West Lot - Women's Basketball Games - General Admission Parking
- $ 5.00
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- On concourse
- On Concourse or on the west side of Bill Synder Family Stadium
- On Main Concourse across from Section 26
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- Designated smoking corrals outside the Coliseum at the Northwest and Northeast entry gates.
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- Permitted but no Large strollers
- Permitted - small bags, purses, diaper bags, fanny packs, etc. p