Bradley Braves Basketball

Carver Arena inside the Peoria Civic Center is proud to be
home court for Bradley Braves Men’s Basketball!

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Join the excitement inside Carver Arena with Bradley Braves Men's Basketball! The complete 2018-2019 Bradley Men's Basketball schedule is listed at Game times vary according to official schedule. Arena doors open 1 hour prior to game time. 


For information regarding season tickets, multiple-game packages and single-game purchases, contact the Bradley Athletics Ticket Office at (309) 677-2625 or  During the season, Bradley basketball tickets are available for purchase online through TicketMaster, in person at the Toyota Box Office at Carver Arena, or by calling the Bradley Athletics Ticket Office (309) 677-2625.  Individual game tickets for the 2018-2019 season go on-sale October 9, 2018.

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History of the Braves at the Peoria Civic Center in Carver Arena


When basketball was introduced to Bradley University during the 1902-03 season, the team played its home games at the YMCA in downtown Peoria.  The Braves have twice moved their home games to their hilltop campus -- Hewitt Gymnasium from 1909-24 and Robertson Memorial Fieldhouse from 1949-82 -- but returned downtown in 1982 when Carver Arena inside the Peoria Civic Center opened.


The Peoria Civic Center is the crown jewel of Peoria’s downtown redevelopment effort and offers residents and visitors high-class entertainment in a first-class facility.  Offering 11,060 seats for basketball, Carver Arena is the centerpiece of the Peoria Civic Center complex, which underwent a $50 million expansion and renovation in 2007.


In the 25 seasons since Bradley has called Carver Arena home, the Braves boast a 271-85 (.761) record on their home floor while routinely ranking among the nation’s top 50 in average home attendance.  Bradley has attracted more than 9,000 fans per game for a Missouri Valley Conference best 13 consecutive seasons and the Braves drew an arena-record 165,376 fans to their 17 home games in 2006-07, including a single-game record 11,444 fans for the 88-67 rout of rival Illinois State Jan. 24, 2007.