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Address: 1800 S 1st St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-6950 (Formerly Assembly Hall)
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+1 217-333-2925

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IHSA Wrestling Tournament

The State Farm Center was very clean in the seating areas as well as the restrooms. My biggest disappointment was that you cannot bring outside food and beverages in. We had to be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Kathy F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The State Farm Center was very clean in the seating areas as well as the restrooms. My biggest disappointment was that you cannot bring outside food and beverages in. We had to be there very early for the kids tournament and I had to discard my Starbucks Chai tea latte before entering. Also the kids were hungry after weighing in... More 

Thank Kathy F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Whether you come here for a basketball game, or for a concert, the State Farm Center is one of the best places at the University of Illinois. The new building renovations really make this stadium top-of-the-line and a very fun experience!

Thank ElanKaroll
Tuscola, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We are IFUND/Premium Seating members so our seats are very good. We also attend some concerts here and last was Amy Grant's Christmas Tour, which was excellent. Seats were good. Recommend getting seats higher than floor level for best viewing. Seats are pretty comfortable. Tends to be chilly now that it is air conditioned so dress in layers. Have added... More 

Thank capieillinifans
Decatur, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Attended the Amy Grant - Michael W Smith - Jordan Smith Christmas Concert - it was awesome! Our seats were on the floor (fifth row center), and we had an excellent experience. The steps were a little challenging for my wife - I suspect they surely have an elevator somewhere if we had asked.

Thank Steve R
Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We were lucky to have upgraded seats with upgraded food and alcohol. The seating was great and the staff was excellent.

Thank Dan K
Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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12 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Attended a concert here. Parking was easy and quick. The outside and inside was very clean and well laid-out. The seats were comfy and very well-kept. Definitely would attend an event here again.

Thank Alicia W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

went to 2 concerts and a basketball game. Great venue. They should give all their employees a raise for the great job they are doing in this refurbished arena.

Thank peter e
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

While we are the contractor, I will say the massive renovation has maintained the integrity of this iconic structure. Inside is up to par and above many other University arenas with this renovation. Looking forward to games in the 100% completed structure this December.

Thank Davidllewis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

I've been to concerts, games and I've always had a good time. It's easy to find your seats, and the bathrooms are clean and located pretty much everywhere you turn. Lots of venders. Tons of seating.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Mahomet, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

We went to a women's Illini Basketball game. It was recently renovated. There is still some construction fences outside but the inside was nice. I loved the Orange and Blue chairs. We were in an upper level but could see very well. The bathrooms were right out our portal and they are nice. It was great.

Thank mer1264

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