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Bramlage Coliseum Events

1800 College Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502 US

Bramlage Coliseum

Capacity: 11,654

Home Teams: Kansas State Wildcats (NCAA College Basketball)

Bramlage Coliseum Events

While it is definitely located in one of America’s lesser known cities named Manhattan (including “the” Manhattan, there are actually nine!), Bramlage Coliseum in Kansas has a better nickname than any sports venue in the Big Apple: the Octagon of Doom. While this might sound more suited to the WWE or UAE, the name has been fully embraced by the passionate fans who flock to Bramlage Coliseum to support the Kansas State Wildcats men’s and women’s basketball teams (and intimidate the opposition!), holding up octagonal DOOM signs and wearing purple or white DOOM T-shirts. Were it not for being overshadowed by their immensely successful state rivals, the Kansas Jayhawks, the Wildcats men’s team would probably be even better known nationally than they are, given their 32 appearances in the NCAA March Madness postseason basketball tournament that have seen the team progress to the Sweet 16 round 18 times and to the Elite 8 on 14 occasions (including last year, in 2023). Appearances in the Final Four (including a single championship final in 1951, lost 68–58 to their fellow ferocious felines, the Kentucky Wildcats) are beyond living memory for all but the oldest Kansas State Wildcats fans, with their most recent occurring in 1964. Still, with a huge home advantage conferred by their doomsaying fans and what seems like a rising momentum recently, many hoops experts expect the Wildcats to be serious contenders in the years to come. As well as Wildcats basketball games, Bramlage Coliseum is well known for hosting local events and sporting competitions as well as speeches and lectures by famous speakers. Concerts and comedy shows by major international stars such as Bob Dylan, Kevin Hart, and T-Pain are also common at Bramlage Coliseum. Hungry visitors will find many tasty things to eat at Bramlage Coliseum concessions, including Chicken Tinga nachos, wraps, and BBQ sandwiches, along with lots of good cold beer. Those in the market for some Wildcats merchandise can check out the shops and kiosks at Bramlage Coliseum or around campus.

How can I find the cheapest tickets to games and events at Bramlage Coliseum?

The Kansas State Wildcats basketball team is without a doubt the biggest draw at Bramlage Coliseum, with many home games selling out well in advance. Concerts and other events are also immensely popular. As a result, tickets can be tricky to get your hands on. To find all the cheapest tickets to Kansas State Wildcats basketball home games or other events at Bramlage Coliseum, check out the TicketX listings on this page and use our handy TicketX seating chart to evaluate seating options based on price and location.

Bramlage Coliseum Seating Chart

Bramlage Coliseum is a large venue offering many different seating options to visitors. Visitors who would like a more exclusive experience can opt for premium seating areas like loge boxes, courtside seats, or the Legends Lounge. Fans who want to plunge into the midst of the roiling crowd will enjoy general admission seating, where tickets are priced more affordably.

Getting to Bramlage Coliseum (Transportation and Parking)

Visitors can access Bramlage Coliseum via public transportation or driving their own vehicle

Getting to Bramlage Coliseum via public transportation

While it is possible to travel to Bramlage Coliseum using local city buses, but dedicated shuttles might be simpler and more convenient on game day. Some hotels also offer transportation. Visit the Kansas State Sports website to learn more. You could also take a taxi or ride-share or, if staying near campus, walk! 

Getting to Bramlage Coliseum by car

Driving to Bramlage Coliseum in your own vehicle is easy as long as you budget some time to get through the game day traffic near the venue. The Kansas State Sports website provides maps and driving directions. 

Does Bramlage Coliseum have on-site parking?

Yes, there is plenty of parking available on campus near Bramlage Coliseum, though the premium lots are reserved for donors and season ticket holders. Public parking is available in several large lots a bit further away on a first come, first served basis (easily walkable to the arena). Head to the Kansas State Sports website for extensive parking information and detailed maps.

How much does Bramlage Coliseum parking cost?

Parking passes for the public lots near Bramlage Coliseum generally cost $10 during basketball games (first come, first served). Check the Kansas State Sports website for more information on parking prices.