Breslin Student Events Center
The Jack Breslin Student Events Center is a multi-purpose arena at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. The arena opened in 1989, and is named for Jack Breslin, MSU alumnus, former athlete and administrator, who first began pushing for the arena in 1969. It is home to the Michigan State Spartans men's and women's basketball teams. Although it nominally contains 16,280 seats, the arena typically holds around 15,000 for most events depending on the floor or stage setup. The Breslin Center superseded Jenison Fieldhouse, which stands nearby. The arena's current basketball court is the same floor where the Spartans won the 2000 NCAA Men's Tournament, which was at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis. The school purchased the floor from the NCAA and Final Four floor installer Horner Flooring (based in Dollar Bay, Michigan) after the title game, and had a plaque installed on the baseline near the Michigan State tunnel to commemorate the floor's purpose in the school's history. The building not only serves as the home to MSU sports teams, but as the main large performance arena for the Lansing area. The Michigan State Bar Examination, large concerts, commencements, monster trucks rallys, and circuses that travel to Mid Michigan are usually hosted at the Breslin Center.

1997 - A color replay board above center court is added, dubbed Spartanvision. 2001 - An expansion adds two, 8,000 square foot auxiliary gyms and office space. 2005 - A large black drop curtain to close off the upper deck in efforts to make smaller events "less empty" is added. 2006 - The scrolling advertisements are replaced at the score's table with TV screens. 2007 - The home team locker rooms are renovated and the ceilings raised as players on both the men's and women's teams are approaching 7'. 2010- The basketball floor was repainted to adapt to the new shade of green and the new appearance of MSU Athletics. In addition, the Sound Booth located i center-court section was removed to allow 17 more center-court seats.

Famous entertainers that have performed at Breslin
  • Bryan Adams
  • Tori Amos
  • Anberlin
  • The Backstreet Boys
  • The Barenaked Ladies
  • The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) Pipes and Drums
  • Brand New
  • Garth Brooks
  • Bush
  • Dave Chappelle
  • Cher
  • Kenny Chesney
  • The Counting Crows
  • Daughtry
  • The Dave Matthews Band
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • Ani DiFranco
  • Jeff Dunham
  • Bob Dylan
  • Will Ferrell
  • The Goo Goo Dolls
  • The Harlem Globetrotters
  • Don Henley
  • Incubus
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Toby Keith
  • KISS
  • Larry the Cable Guy
  • Jay Leno
  • Lil Wayne
  • Ludacris
  • John Mayer
  • Meshuggah
  • Milli Vanilli
  • Craig Morgan
  • Muse
  • Nas
  • No Doubt
  • Ted Nugent
  • Conan O'Brien
  • Dolly Parton
  • Pearl Jam
  • Phil Lesh and Friends
  • Poison
  • Razorlight
  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Tupac Shakur
  • The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Sons of Sylvia
  • George Strait
  • Tool
  • The Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Josh Turner
  • Shania Twain
  • Keith Urban
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Kanye West
  • Ron White


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