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Address: 1800 S 1st St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-6950 (Formerly Assembly Hall)
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Good multi-purpose venue

The State Farm center recently underwent a major renovation. The seats are more comfortable and the arena sound system has been upgraded. The building is round , so sight lines... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The State Farm center recently underwent a major renovation. The seats are more comfortable and the arena sound system has been upgraded. The building is round , so sight lines for sporting events are good. For concerts.or plays, if you are on the edges of available seating, the vantage point may not be the best. There are various concessions, and... More 

Thank 2barefoot
Wisconsin, United States
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the NCAA gymnastics championships regional competition here. The facility was really nice - not a bad seat in the place. The concourse area is organized and everything is easy to find. The seats were comfortable for me as a short person, but a tall person might find it cramped. The cup holders are a nice touch.

Thank JenR8R
Chicago, Illinois
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2,769 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,773 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Taylor B
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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.

Thank Wen S
Home Usa
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409 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 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!

Thank CaseyfromBoston
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 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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19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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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57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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184 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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

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