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University of Illinois Assembly Hall

Address: 1800 S. First Street, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820
Phone Number: 217 333-2923
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Chicago, Illinois
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531 reviews 531 reviews
204 attraction reviews
354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I was a student at the University of Illinois when the site of the new Assembly Hall was a big hole in the ground across the street from Memorial Stadium. In 1963, as a sportswriter for the Champaign-Urbana Courier, I witnessed the first basketball game played in what was being described as an architectural masterpiece. It still is. When it... More

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Illinois City, Illinois
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92 reviews 92 reviews
59 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a very good venue to attend a concert or sporting event. Many good seats and easy access into the hall. Parking surrounds the event and there are not long lines to get out.

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Baldwin, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A great place to see a basketball game. Every seat has a great view. Over the past 10 years the Illini have had some good, and not so good, teams; they even made it to the NCAA Finals 10 years ago. With the UIUC students in the building, the atmosphere is unmatched!!

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Mattoon, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We try to go here least what's a season to watch Illinois basketball. Although I realized the assembly hall needed some remodel I'm still not happy with the name change. You'll always be the assembly hall to us.

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Bellevue, Nebraska, Usa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Everyone had to pick up their packets, and went to the Expo here. We also had dinner there. Parking sucks, but we were able to find a spot not too far away.

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Champaign, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

WOrked there for 7 years. lots of old but the renovations are going to address a lot of concerns for comfort and special requests. More bathrooms to come upstairs even. But renovations are just getting started so will probably be 3 years for full completion. Love this building!!

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Cary, Illinois
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I have been to basketball games, clinics, camps, concerts, craft shows here over the past 30 years. I went on my first tour of the facility. I highly recommend this tour. Learn the history, construction. See behind the scenes rooms. Well worth it, the tour was entertaining and informative and enjoyed by both the adults and children.

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Champaign, IL
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79 reviews 79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We've been to several venues at this facility. If you plan on attending a show or concert, make sure you get floor seating. The stadium-type seating is narrow with virtually no leg room. It works okay for sports events (basketball). When I sit upright in a stadium seat, there is not enough room for my legs unless I move them... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

March 2, 2013---50 years to the date that the doors opened for the first time. Still the same wonderful building I remember as a freshman 45 years ago. Of course, it always helps to see an Illini victory. A great way for us to spend our 40th wedding anniversary! People who say this building is obsolete and needs to be... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Assembly Hall is a fun and clean arena that has a good view from most of the seats, and is fairly easy to navigate. I attended a men’s basketball game, and right off the bat I was wishing the arena opened earlier than an hour before game time. I arrived early and parked about a block away, and ending up... More

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