The TD Bank Sports Center, which is home to the Quinnipiac University Bobcats and is located on the college’s York Hill campus, is a state-of-the-art 185,000 square foot facility that has a lobby located at the center, with a basketball court located at the left and a hockey rink located in the right. In the lobby, you will find the Bobcat Den, which is the concession stand that has a wide selection of food. You have the typical sporting event fare, such as hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken tenders, popcorn, candy, and pretzels, but it is at a reasonable price, with the most expensive item being the chicken tenders, which cost $5.50. *Note: Because it is an on-campus facility, there is no alcohol served.
Now, the sports team that attracts the largest crowd is the men’s ice hockey team. Usually, when the Bobcats are home on the weekends, either most or all of the seats are filled and the crowd gets loud. Luckily, the fans are respectful. I would especially recommend seeing the men’s ice hockey team play Yale when they are at home. That is when the place really fills up. *Note: Get tickets to that game as soon as they go on sale because it sells out fast, and I mean, fast. Men’s ice hockey tickets are the most costly out of all the sports hosted at the TD Bank Sports Center, but they are at a reasonable price with the most expensive ticket being $16 for premium games (against Yale, Harvard, Cornell).
So, if you live in the area and are looking for something to do, I would recommend catching a game at the TD Bank Sports Center, where you can catch a basketball game in the afternoon and an ice hockey game afterwards. The ticket price of both games would be the equivalent of one balcony seat at an NBA or NHL game, and worth it. It is one of the best facilities in college athletics, if not THE best, and I am glad that I had the fortune of discovering it.
The TD Bank Sports Center is located on 305 Sherman Ave. in Hamden, Connecticut 06518, and is right off Exit 10 on I-91.