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Redbird Arena

Redbird Arena

702 W. College Avenue, Normal IL 61761
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Redbird Arena

Redbird Arena seats 10,500 people and is home to both men's and women's basketball and women's volleyball. Redbird Arena hosts many entertainment events such as concerts, outdoor shows, and antique and craft shows.

Redbird Arena opened in 1989 and contains 24 teflon-coated, fiberglass fabric panels for the roof. It is the second largest university arena in the state, with a portable wooden floor placed over a concrete deck with lower seating which can be folded back, and special lighting arrangements for stage productions. The facility includes comfortable locker rooms plus full-service training and strength facilities just a few steps away.

Redbird Arena's uniquely-designed roof is a key to its bright appearance, inside and out. The 65,000-square-foot, low-rise cable dome features reinforced exterior fabric. It rises 31 feet above a steel-reinforced concrete tension ring which encircles the top of the 12-sided roof peaking at 100 feet above the floor. The glow from the Teflon-coated roof on game night has inspired references to Redbird Arena as the "Crown Jewel" of athletics facilities.

From tickets to concessions —and every service in between —dedicated people put fans first and contribute to Redbird Arena's classy reputation as clean, safe, and convenient. Whether it's hosting conference tournaments, NCAA events, or high school championships, Redbird Arena has proven equal to the highest standards or capable of setting new ones.


Redbird Arena is at the corner of College Avenue and Main Street, two miles south of exit 165.
Athletic and Redbird Arena Business Office
Room 223
Campus Box 2660

Athletic Development Office
Room 213
Campus Box 2660

Athletic Director's Office
Room 213F
Campus Box 2660

Athletic Eligibility and Compliance Office
Room 206
Campus Box 2660

Athletic Facility Scheduling
Room 223
Campus Box 2660

Athletic Insurance
Room 113
Campus Box 2550

Athletic Marketing Office
Room 221

Ticket Office
Room 207
Campus Box 2660


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