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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.

Upcoming Events

December 2019

Commencement – CAS, COE, MCN

Date:
Saturday, December 14th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Winter Commencement 2019 Please refer to GraduationServices.IllinoisState.edu for more information.

Commencement – CAST, COB, CFA

Date:
Saturday, December 14th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Winter Commencement 2019 Please refer to GraduationServices.IllinoisState.edu for more information.

ISU Women’s Basketball vs. SIUE

Date:
Monday, December 16th
Time:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

ISU Women's Basketball vs. SIUE at 11:00am in Redbird Arena For more information please visit GoRedbirds.com Go Redbirds!

ISU Men’s Basketball vs. UIC

Date:
Wednesday, December 18th
Time:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ISU Men's Basketball vs. University of Illinois-Chicago at 6:00pm. For more information please visit GoRedbirds.com Go Redbirds!

ISU Women’s Basketball vs. Jackson State

Date:
Thursday, December 19th
Time:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

ISU Women's Basketball vs. Jackson State at 11:00am in Redbird Arena For more information please visit GoRedbirds.com Go Redbirds!

Reggie’s Kids Club Day at Men’s Basketball

Date:
Tuesday, December 31st
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join #REDBIRDhoops for Reggie's Kids Club Day at 2 PM! All RKC members in attendance will receive a superhero-themed t-shirt! Arrive early for games, inflatables, face painting and your favorite superheroes on the concourse before opening tip! To register your Reggie's Kids Club member, call the Redbird Arena Ticket Office at 309-438-8000 or click this link http://bit.ly/B19KidsClub.

ISU Men’s Basketball vs. Northern Iowa

Date:
Tuesday, December 31st
Time:
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ISU Men's Basketball vs. Northern Iowa at 2:00pm in Redbird Arena For more information please visit GoRedbirds.com Go Redbirds!

January 2020

ISU Women’s Basketball vs. Indiana State

Date:
Friday, January 3rd 2020
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

ISU Women's Basketball vs. Indiana State at 6:00pm in Redbird Arena For more information please visit GoRedbirds.com Go Redbirds!

Reggie’s Kids Club Day at Women’s Basketball

Date:
Friday, January 3rd 2020
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Illinois State women's basketball will host the annual Reggie's Kids Club Day on January 3rd at 6 PM! All Reggie's Kids Club members in attendance will go home with their very own super hero mask! Arrive early to enjoy games, inflatables and face painting on the concourse! Admission is free for all Reggie's Kids Club members. To purchase tickets for family and friends, call the Redbird Arena Ticket Office at 309-438-8000 or visit goredbirds.com

ISU Women’s Basketball vs. Evansville at 2pm

Date:
Sunday, January 5th 2020
Time:
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ISU Women's Basketball vs. Evansville at 2:00pm in Redbird Arena For more information please visit GoRedbirds.com Go Redbirds!

Student for a Day at Redbird Men’s Basketball

Date:
Tuesday, January 7th 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Illinois State Men's Basketball Team Welcomes Missouri State to Redbird Arena on January 7 at 7pm. Fans can purchase $15 lower bowl end zone tickets and get a vintage Red Alert Shirt. This is your opportunity to sit in the student section for a game! To purchase your tickets, call the Redbird Arena Ticket Office at 309-438-8000 or click this link http://bit.ly/B19MSUPromo.

ISU Men’s Basketball vs. Missouri State at 7pm

Date:
Tuesday, January 7th 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

ISU Men's Basketball vs. Missouri State at 7pm in Redbird Arena For more information please visit GoRedbirds.com Go Redbirds!

ISU Gymnastics Meet at 7pm

Date:
Friday, January 17th 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

ISU Gymnastics Meet at 7pm in Redbird Arena For more information please visit GoRedbirds.com Go Redbirds!

Cheer Clinic at Redbird Women’s Basketball

Date:
Sunday, January 26th 2020
Time:
11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Illinois State Women's Basketball Welcomes UNI to Redbird Arena on January 26. Cheer Clinic for Pre-Registered Kids! - $15 Registration - Includes Pre-Game Clinic, Game Ticket, T-Shirt, Halftime Performance & Papa John's Pizza! - $5 additional tickets for family and friends! - To register for the Dance Clinic, contact the Redbird Sales Team at (309) 438-8000 ext. 2 Schedule - 11:00am-11:30am: Check-In - 11:30am-1:00pm: Cheer Clinic - 1:00pm-1:30pm: Pizza & Pick Up - 2:00pm: Game Tip-Off with Halftime Performance

February 2020

Women’s Basketball Pack the Arena

Date:
Friday, February 7th 2020
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Illinois State women's basketball on February 7 at 6pm when they host Bradley for the annual Pack the Arena game! All fans will receive free admission to this game! Help us pack Redbird Arena and break an attendance record!

Dance Clinic at Redbird Men’s Basketball

Date:
Saturday, February 22nd 2020
Time:
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Illinois State Men's Basketball Team welcomes Drake to Redbird Arena on February 22. Dance Clinic for Pre-Registered Kids! - $15 Registration - Includes Pre-Game Clinic, Game Ticket, T-Shirt, Halftime Performance & Papa John's Pizza! - $5 Upper Bowl End Zone additional tickets for family and friends! - To register for the Dance Clinic, contact the Redbird Sales Team at (309) 438-8000 ext. 2 Schedule - 12:30-1:00pm: Check-In - 1:00-2:30pm: Dance Clinic - 2:30-3:00pm: Pizza & Pick Up - 3:30pm…

May 2020

Commencement – College of Arts and Sciences

Date:
Friday, May 8th 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Please refer to GraduationServices.IllinoisState.edu for more information.

Commencement – College of Education

Date:
Saturday, May 9th 2020
Time:
8:30 am - 11:00 am

Please refer to GraduationServices.IllinoisState.edu for more information.

Commencement – College of Applied Science and Technology

Date:
Saturday, May 9th 2020
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please refer to GraduationServices.IllinoisState.edu for more information.

Commencement – College of Business

Date:
Saturday, May 9th 2020
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please refer to GraduationServices.IllinoisState.edu for more information.

December 2020

Commencement – CAS, COE, MCN

Date:
Saturday, December 12th 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Winter Commencement 2020 Dates and times are tentative.  Please refer to GraduationServices.IllinoisState.edu for more information.

Commencement – CAST, COB, CFA

Date:
Saturday, December 12th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Winter Commencement 2020 Dates and times are tentative.  Please refer to GraduationServices.IllinoisState.edu for more information.

May 2021

Commencement – College of Arts and Sciences

Date:
Friday, May 7th 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Spring Commencement 2021 Please refer to GraduationServices.IllinoisState.edu for more information.

Commencement – College of Education

Date:
Saturday, May 8th 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:00 am

Spring Commencement 2021 Dates and times are tentative.  Please refer to GraduationServices.IllinoisState.edu for more information.

Commencement – College of Applied Science and Technology

Date:
Saturday, May 8th 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Spring Commencement 2021 Dates and times are tentative.  Please refer to GraduationServices.IllinoisState.edu for more information.

Commencement – College of Business

Date:
Saturday, May 8th 2021
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Spring Commencement 2021 Dates and times are tentative.  Please refer to GraduationServices.IllinoisState.edu for more information.