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Address: Stadium Dr, University of Illinois, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL
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Where the Galloping Ghost ran to immortality

As a freshman at the University of Illinois in 1958, I dreamed of attending my first college football game at Memorial Stadium. Built in 1923 as a memorial to university students... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a freshman at the University of Illinois in 1958, I dreamed of attending my first college football game at Memorial Stadium. Built in 1923 as a memorial to university students who died in World War I, with their names engraved on the 200 columns surrounding the stadium's facade, its U-shaped design was modeled after Harvard Stadium. As an historian,... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I feel like I am nearly an expert on stadiums and Arenas since I've worked in so many of them all over the country. I have worked many pro stadiums and Collegiate stadiums and there are many excellent stadiums in the USA. However, Memorial Stadium is in my opinion the most beautiful Stadium both inside and out, the architect, contractors... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big 10 Football at it's finest (not the team 😁). The stadium was recently renovated. It's much easier to get around. However, it's still difficult to get from one part of the stadium to another. Some parts of the stadium do not have elevators. Very difficult for fans to walk up long, steep ramps. The box suites are beautiful and... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to watch the Illini play. It does not matter if you are in the cheap seats or one of the suites. The energy is contagious.

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Hammond, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

It was a nice place to visit. Everyone that worked there were very friendly and helpful and getting us where we needed to be.

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Palatine, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Fun to attend games here. Need to update their food stands with choices and faster service. But it's a fun college football day overall!

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Thank Suzanne S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

What a first-class stadium! Memorial is a classic at the University of Illinois. Come here for football games, concerts, ceremonies, and movies on the big screen. The building is currently going through new renovation which will make it even better. Very accessible to visitors on-foot or by-car. Food is good and not too expensive,

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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Lacking the atmosphere of many of the other Big Ten stadiums, but they've had some down years. Luckily, I was up in a suite on a cold day. Staff was excellent.

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Burlington, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The outside looks great with the pillars and whatnot. The inside probably would be a little more eventful if the team playing there was a little better.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Went down with my wife for the U of I game against Michigan State. Unfortunately, we lost which put a damper on an otherwise beautiful day. We enjoyed a nice stroll around campus the evening before the game. It is a pretty campus. I have to say it is the first campus I have seen that has a large cemetery... More 

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