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Brown University

Meehan Auditorium
Providence, RI

Tickets

  • Tickets cost $10 and are available online. They may also be ordered from the Meehan Auditorium box office (401-863-2773). Children 12 and under get in free. This rink is never anywhere close to full, so it's not a problem to buy tickets when you arrive.
  • There is no clear visitors' section at Meehan; people sit wherever they want, although there is usually a concentration of visiting fans in sections W and X.

Directions

  • If using a GPS, enter 235 Hope Street, Providence, RI.
  • From Troy: Take I-90 East to the NY Thruway's Berkshire Extension and on to the Massachusetts Turnpike (all of this is I-90). Take Exit 10A of the Turnpike, then take MA-146 South, which becomes RI-146 in Rhode Island. When 146 merges with I-95 South, stay to the left. *Exit I-95 at I-195 and take I-195 East towards Cape Cod, then get off at Exit 3 (Gano Street). At the bottom of the ramp, turn right. At the fourth light take a left onto Angel Street. Go up the hill and take a right onto Hope Street. Meehan Auditorium is 1/4 mile down on the right. Distance: 180 miles.
  • From New Haven (Yale): Find I-95 North, which heads towards Providence. Pick up the directions above at *. Distance: 105 miles.

Arena

  • Campus map: Meehan Auditorium is the circular building just right of top center.
  • Parking: There are several small parking lots located near Meehan Auditorium (see map). There is also ample free parking on the streets around the arena.
  • Seating: Meehan Auditorium seats 2,495. Since Brown's games never sell out, it's easy to change seats if your ticketed seat is not to your liking. Seats are individual fold-up style. Note: It's always cold in Meehan — dress accordingly. Also, be prepared for Brown fans strolling and stopping to talk in places that block your view - they don't seem to be interested in the game, or have any idea that someone else might be.
  • Food: Hot dogs, pizza and snacks are available at a concession stand near the entrance.

Hotels

  • See http://www.providence.edu/Admission/visit/Pages/accommodations.aspx.
  • There are no hotels within walking distance of Meehan. The Radisson is the closest (about 2 miles), but it isn't near anything else. The Holiday Inn and the Courtyard by Marriott are both near Providence Place (see below), and the Westin is adjacent to it and linked by a skybridge.

Restaurants

  • See http://www.goprovidence.com/restaurants/downtown/.
  • There are hundreds of restaurants in Providence and it's difficult to find a listing of all of them. This list is fairly complete, but doesn't include fast food places, of which there are many. It also doesn't include one of our favorite chains, The Cheesecake Factory. The Providence Cheesecake Factory is located in Providence Place mall (see "Shopping" below).

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