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Address: 1800 S 1st St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-6950 (Formerly Assembly Hall)
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More than 50 years later, it still is an architectural masterpiece

I have a lot of fond memories of the Assembly Hall, now the State Farm Center, the University of Illinois' basketball arena in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. As a college student, I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have a lot of fond memories of the Assembly Hall, now the State Farm Center, the University of Illinois' basketball arena in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. As a college student, I remember when the 15,500-seat building was only a big hole in the ground. As a sportswriter for the local newspaper, I remember covering the first college basketball game and the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Assembly Hall, now called The State Farm Center, has always been the center of CU activities. Always something going on, from sports to concerts, to Muppets on Ice to the Spring Home Show. The seats are not made for larger people, but are comfortable for normal sized folks.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Assembly Hall has gotten progressively nicer after injection of the State Farm money and name, but the all-good seating in this modestly-sized venue and the noise reverberating off of the unusual concrete dome walls makes this an exciting place to watch a basketball game. Especially when the Illini win, like last night!

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Thank CaseyfromBoston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

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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!

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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 

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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.

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

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

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Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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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.

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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.

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