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At-Large Region: Whether it’s unique design, incredible size or storied college basketball tradition, these venues have earned their place among college basketball’s best.

(1) Syracuse's Carrier Dome vs. (8) North Carolina's Dean Smith Center

Carrier Dome
Opened: 1980
Construction Costs: $26.85 million
Capacity: 33,000
Special Features: The Carrier Dome is all about size. It is college basketball's largest venue.

Dean Smith Center
Opened: 1986
Construction Costs: $33.8 million
Capacity: 21,750
Special Features: In recent years the "Dean Dome" has stayed up to date adding new seats, renovated offices, locker rooms and weight training areas, a new lighting and sound system and ribbon boards.

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(4) Ohio State's Value City Arena vs. (5) Wisconsin's Kohl Center

Value City Arena
Opened: 1998
Construction Costs: $110 million
Capacity: 19,500
Special Features: Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center is the largest arena in the Big Ten and also home to Ohio State's men's and women's hockey programs. The venue features luxury suites and a club level.

Kohl Center
Opened: 1998
Construction Costs: $76.4 million
Capacity: 17,230
Special Features: Opened the same year as Ohio State's arena, the Kohl Center features a basketball-specific training facility, luxury suites, three decks of seating and is also home to Badger hockey.

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(3) St. Louis' Chaifetz Arena vs. (6) Arkansas' Bud Walton Arena

Chaifetz Arena
Opened: 2008
Construction Costs: $80.5 million
Capacity: 10,600
Special Features: Chaifetz Arena has a two-court practice facility, 14 luxury suites, ribbon boards, athletic department offices, strength and conditioning and sports medicine facilities and a separate 800-seat venue for volleyball.

Bud Walton Arena
Opened: 1993
Construction Costs: $30 million
Capacity: 19,368
Special Features: The arena is home to an Arkansas athletics museum, has 47 luxury suites, ribbon boards and an HD video scoreboard.

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(2) Maryland's Comcast Center vs. (7) Pittsburgh's Petersen Events Center

Comcast Center
Opened: 2002
Construction Costs: $125 million
Capacity: 17,950
Special Features: In addition to the basketball arena, Comcast Center also houses a 1,500-seat facility for volleyball, gymnastics and wrestling; an academic support center, a 400-seat banquet hall, the Terrapin Walk of Fame and the offices of the athletics department.

Petersen Events Center
Opened: 2002
Construction Costs: $119 million
Capacity: 12,508
Special Features: The Petersen Events Center offers five courtside suites, six club suites, loge seating, an auxiliary basketball practice facility and athletic training facilities.

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