Henson Court at the State Farm Center, Champaign

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  • When the men's and women's basketball teams play. Check out the museum on the history of these sports on the west side.  more »
  • This was an amazing concert. My daughter, age 7, and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. We can't wait to go again.  more »
  • Wide variety of shows for everyone. Convenient parking, easy accessibility, comfortable seating. Ticket prices are outrageously high.  more »
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  • Really cool arena to see a concert. Despite a big crowd for Green Day, security moved fast, both getting into the building and down onto the floor. Could offer a little more direction on seats, but otherwise staff was cool throughout the show. Easy access to drinks, bathrooms, merch. Most of all, though, the sound was good. As big as it looks from the outside, and as many people as the building can hold, the way it is built keeps everyone fairly close to the stage. Nice views from the floor. Not too far from Chicago, either. If a band is paying both, probably a bit cheaper to drive south and check it out.
  • Nice facility. We went there for a Illini men's basketball game. Tickets were very expensive. $100 for 4 tickets and we were 7 rows from the very top row the farthest away from the arena.
  • Great large venue for concerts. Did not appear to be a bad seat in the house.
  • Went to Garth Brooks 4/29/17 3pm show, here's our experience. Purchasing tickets was not a good experience. The site crashed several times, and when it was working, we got error messages about the tickets we were selecting and it only showed that there was one show available, when there was four total (only one was sold out), and the only show it would give us was the second nearly sold out show with very few seats available. So we had to use a secondary seller and pay extra fees. There is lots of parking close by in their lots, at $9. Here's the problem with parking: they don't have it "together". It was literally a free-for-all to leave the lot, we were at our car and "in line" to leave less than 10 minutes after the show was over. It took us almost 30 full minutes from that point to get out of the lot and onto the street. A venue this size should have people directing traffic leaving the lots and getting away from the streets around it. I've been to smaller venues in better locations that had this and everything went very smoothly. The venue itself was great. There were a lot of entrances to get in and out of. Finding seats was easy, although we parked on the opposite side. The seats aren't very comfortable, but it's a stadium; but they are right on top of each other. Everything else about the show was great. I'd recommend parking on Oak Street north of Kirby to get out quicker, we would've done that if we knew we could get in and seated so quickly.
  • Great place for concerts. Good sized venue but still very personal.

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