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

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Nice arena with recent updates

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dan K
Iowa City, Iowa
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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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 13 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 10 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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147 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I went to the IHSA State wrestling tournament here. It is a nice facility with decent parking ($7.00 for all day) We didn't have a hard time parking but we got there early. The food is a bit costly (a bottle of Dasani water is $4.00, small bottle of OJ $4.00) but that is to be expected... More 

Thank Vacationnthree
Secaucus, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

I hate that they renamed it! Like really? First went the cheif then the name of our awesome assembly hall. Its a conceited move State Farm to rename it after you, im just sayin! But i love the assembly hall, driving through the country and seeing the assembly hall looking like a space ship just landed in town is pretty... More 

Thank Snow1017
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

As a member of the graduation class of 1962 at the University of Illinois, I still remember when the site of the Assembly Hall, now the State Farm Center, was literally a hole in the ground. A big hole, mind you, but a hole. And I was in the building when architect Max Abramowicz's masterpiece opened on March 2, 1963.... More 

Thank Taylor B
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

I'm glad people are still calling it the Assembly Hall instead of the State Farm Center. It's under construction, but it's a great place to catch a basketball game or a concert. They serve alcohol, too!

Thank Nakomis

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