Facility Madness 2014: Semifinals

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After more than 30,000 votes were cast in the quarterfinals, Athletic Business's search for the best arena in college basketball is down to just four. Similar to the men's NCAA Tournament, our bracket has only one one-seed remaining. Will Nebraska's beautiful new Pinnacle Bank Arena advance to the finals? Will Butler's fans continue to hit the polls in record numbers? We'll find out. Voting for this round is open through the end of Sunday.

Voting in this round is closed. Click here to vote in the championship round.

Facility Madness Semifinals

(1) Nebraska's Pinnacle Bank Arena vs. (6) SMU's Moody Coliseum

Pinnacle Bank Arena received more votes than any other arena in the quarterfinals.Pinnacle Bank Arena received more votes than any other arena in the quarterfinals.

Pinnacle Bank Arena
Opened: 2013
Capacity: 15,147
Construction Costs: $180 million
Special Features: 36 luxury suites, two private club lounges, high-definition video board, plus home crowds at the new arena helped Nebraska make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998.

Moody Coliseum underwent a massive renovation prior to the 2013 season and it's paying off in Facility Madness.Moody Coliseum underwent a massive renovation prior to the 2013 season and it's paying off in Facility Madness.

Moody Coliseum
Opened: 1956
Cost: $2.5 million
Capacity: 7,000
Renovation Year: 2013
Special Features: Expanded lobby and concourse area, club seats, loge boxes, private and group suites, new team offices, locker rooms, meeting space and "Moody Magic," the home court advantage offered by the Mustang faithful. Plus, as one reader took the time to email us, beer and wine are served during games.

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(6) Arkansas' Bud Walton Arena vs. (6) Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse

Bud Walton Arena cruised past the Dean Smith Center in the quarterfinals.Bud Walton Arena cruised past the Dean Smith Center in the quarterfinals.

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.

Historic Hinkle Fieldhouse beat out Indiana's Assembly Hall with more than 75 percent of the votes in the quarterfinals.Historic Hinkle Fieldhouse beat out Indiana's Assembly Hall with more than 75 percent of the votes in the quarterfinals.

Hinkle Fieldhouse
Opened: 1928
Capacity: 10,000
Construction Costs: $750,000
Special Features: Nothing says "old-school" like being a National Historic Landmark, which Hinkle is.

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Voting closes at 11:59 pm central time on Sunday.

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