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State Farm CenterIllinois Fighting Illini

1800 S. 1st St, Champaign, IL, 61820
    State Farm Center is located in Champaign Illinois. State Farm Center was formally named Assembly Hall (1963 - 2013). It is a multi-purpose dome shaped indoor arena found on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign. State Farm Center is home to the University of Illinois Fighting Illini men and women’s basketball teams. The arena is also known as “The House of “Paign” or “The Orange Crush”. The arena is owned and operated by the University of Illinois. Assembly Hall was put on the top ten Illinois endangered historic places list in April 2008. The only other athletic site on the endangered list is Wrigley Field in Chicago. Construction began on the arena in May 1959 and opened in March 1963. State Farm Center has the seating capacity of 16,618 and for concerts 17,200. In 1999 improvements were made. New team locker rooms were built, as well as a training room and dining area. A tunnel area was built to accommodate television trucks and team buses. Plans for renovating then Assembly Hall started in 2010. Funding was sought and construction will start no earlier than spring of 2014. The naming rights purchased by State Farm Insurance for 60 million over 30 years, is part of the renovations. Renovations will include restrooms, on the upper concourse level, new scoreboards, ribbon boards and speakers.

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    • State Farm Center
      1800 S. 1st St   Champaign, IL 61820
      Call at (217) 333-5000

    Venue Details

    • 1963
    • $8.3 million
    • University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
    • Indoor
    • Max Abramovitz
    • Assembly Hall
    • No
    • No
    • Hardwood
    • 16618


  • ATMs

    • Inside the West Main Entrance


  • Parking:

    • Adjacent to facility - General

      • $5.00 for Men's Basketball games, $3.00 for Women's
      • No
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  • Merchandise:

    • Standard Concessions

      • Throughout facility
      • $2.00 - $8.00
    • Fighting Illini Merchandise

      • Throughout Concourses
      • -
    • Guest Services

      • Room 101
      • -
  • Policies

    General Info

    • N
    • All guests and items are subject to search
    • Y
    • Designated outside areas.

    Carry-In Restrictions

    • Permitted. No flash. No video. Must be hand-held.
    • Prohibited
    • Prohibited
    • Prohibited
    • Prohibited
    • Permitted
    • Prohibited
    • Permitted
    • Prohibited

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