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Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum Tickets

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About Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum

Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum

Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue on the campus of East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. It serves as the primary home of the East Carolina men’s and women’s basketball teams and the ECU women’s volleyball team. The arena is named after two families that have long supported East Carolina athletics. It is located right next to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, which is where the East Carolina football team plays. Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum first opened in 1968 and received a full renovation in 1994. For basketball games, Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum has a capacity of 8,000 fans.

Where are the Best Places to Sit at Williams Arena

Other than courtside seats, the best place to sit at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum for basketball games is in sections 106 and 113. These sections are located close to mid-court and blow away any other seats in the arena. Sections 207 and 215 are also located close to the middle of the court, although they are in the upper level of the arena. However, with only 8,000 seats, Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum has an intimate feel, and so most seats are a reasonable distance from the court.

Tips for Visiting Williams Arena

Traffic in and out of Williams Arena is usually manageable, giving fans plenty of time to enjoy themselves before and after games. A short walk from the arena is a spot on campus called The Mall, which is a lovely green space that’s nice for a pre-game stroll. There is also a wonderful statue of a pirate outside of the venue that’s worth checking out for a photo-op during a trip to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Food to Try at Williams Arena

Anyone who has attended a game at Williams Arena will tell you that the hot dogs at Bright Leaf Red Classic are the best thing on the menu. While they aren’t unique to Williams Arena, they blow away everything else. For many fans, it’s not a trip to Williams Arena without a hot dog. The overall selection of food isn’t great, although there are assorted snacks and Papa John’s pizza available. Also, most of the prices at Williams Arena are more than reasonable compared to other sports venues.



Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum located?

Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum is located on the campus of East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

What kind of events does Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum host?

As a multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue, Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum events are vary greatly. Generally, fans can enjoy basketball and volleyball games, as well as local high school graduation ceremonies, concerts, and other events. 

Which team is playing at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum?

The stadium serves as the primary home of the East Carolina men’s and women’s basketball teams and the ECU women’s volleyball team. 

Where can I park for free at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum?

Parking spaces available for Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum are reserved for permit holders only, so be sure to purchase your ticket in advance. There are many parking lots adjacent to the venue, with varying rates, depending on the game. 

What is the seating capacity of Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum?

Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum sporting events can host up to 8,000 cheering fans. 

Who owns Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum?

Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum is owned by East Carolina University.

How do I get to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum using public transport?

Fans wishing to reach Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum events by public transport have bus routes and taxi services at their disposal.

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