Game Day

WELCOME Illini FANS!

Whether you're here to cheer on the Illini football team at the historic Memorial Stadium, rally behind the Fighting Illini Basketball at the State Farm Center or heading to a wrestling or volleyball match, gymnastics meet, baseball or soccer game, or one of the many Illini sports, we're happy to have you here!

We are your one-stop information destination for game day. Know where to stay, where to eat and where to park so you can enjoy your time in the greater Champaign County area! For any additional information on our area, contact us at 1-800-369-6151.

Enjoy your Big Ten experience in Champaign County!

Illinois Weekend Guide 

Before the game

 

After the game

 

HOTEL AVAILABILITY

We have a number of area hotels with availability for the game, many of which are very close to the State Farm Center. Give them a call or book directly online. Need assistance? Give us a call at 800-369-6151.

Comfort Suites - 3.6 miles from the State Farm Center

Courtyard - 3.8 miles from the State Farm Center

Fairfield - 3.8 miles from the State Farm Center

Holiday Inn - 3.5 miles from the State Farm Center

Home2 - 0.9 miles from the State Farm Center

I Hotel - 0.5 miles from the State Farm Center

Quality Inn - 3.6 miles from the State Farm Center

Red Roof Inn - 3.4 miles from the State Farm Center

Rodeway Inn - 3.6 miles from the State Farm Center

Parking

Know where the best places to park are before heading over to the game. Find your facilities here

Clear Bag Policy

If it's been awhile since you've attended an Illini basketball game, you might want to brush up on the relatively new Clear Bag Policy. In short, any bag larger than a 4.5" by 7" clutch must be clear, and not exceed 12" x 6" x 12". 

CATERING

Looking to feed a group of people before heading to the game? Check out the wide variety of offerings to make sure you don’t go hungry before the game! 

THINGS TO DO

Been awhile since you explored the greater Champaign County area? Check out events happening throughout the time you’re here and request a Visitors Guide to learn more about our Outside of Ordinary community!

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Don't want to deal with parking at the game? Rely on our public transportation to get you to the game. CUMTD has several options to get you close to the action. 

GETTING HERE

Champaign County is conveniently located at the intersection of I-74, I-57 and I-72 so no matter where you're coming from, it's easy to get here. We also have Amtrak for a reliable ride or Fly Champaign-Urbana if you're coming from farther away. Click here for more information.

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