State Farm Center
It’s time to honor the past and further connect Chicago to Champaign.
John Groce is now under contract through the 2018-’19 season.
The basketball arena’s renovation budget would increase from $165 million to $169.5 million if the trustees agree. The extra money would cover additional costs related to a new scoreboard, video boards, marquee and other items.
There’s NCAA Tournament hope in Champaign, and that couldn’t have been whispered two weeks ago.
It’s not just a new season for the Fighting Illini basketball team.
Growing up, I always believed that besides the Sears Tower, Assembly Hall’s spaceship-shaped silhouette is the most recognizable of any building in Illinois. And now, just like how the Sears Tower has become the Willis Tower, the Assembly Hall has a new name as well.
The University of Illinois’ home for basketball has a new name.