State Farm Center, Champaign

4.3
Arena / Stadium · Tourist Spot
State Farm Center is a large dome-shaped 15,544-seat indoor arena located in Champaign, Illinois, owned and operated by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The arena hosts games for the Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball and women's basketball teams. It also doubles as a performance and event center, and is one of the largest venues between Chicago and St. Louis. It opened in 1963 and was known until 2013 as Assembly Hall until State Farm Insurance acquired naming rights as part of a major renovation project.
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  • It’s a real big looking stadium. Basketball games are held here. Some concerts too. Parking seemed easy. It was also easy to find.  more »
  • The facility is always clean, bathroom lines average in length, concessions have plenty of options and relatively short lines. Need to really work on getting people into the facility, lines out the.....  more »
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  • I love what they did to the inside and outside. Looks amazing. Also to put a local business on the building makes it feel like I am apart of the place.
  • At the time there was no other building quite like it. It was the largest domed structure in North America until 1965 when the Astrodome was built in Houston. The unique architecture involves 614 miles of 1/4 inch steel cable wrapped around the base of the dome to support the roof. Very spacious inside and a great venue for watching Illini basketball and concerts. I saw Olivia Newton John perform here at the height of her career.

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