Arena Policies

We are committed to making your visit to State Farm Center fun, entertaining and safe. In order to ensure this, we have instituted the following policies and procedures:

Prohibited Items

For your safety and enjoyment, the following items are not permitted in State Farm Center: 

  • Laser Pointers 
  • Backpacks/Bags - See Bag Policy tab below for specific guidelines
  • Coolers 
  • Containers 
  • Banners/Signs 
  • Food or drink
  • Firearms/Weapons
  • Large Blankets

Bag Policy

Fans attending events at State Farm Center will be permitted small purses, drawstring bags or fanny packs (no larger than 14” x 14” x 6”), as well as diaper and medical bags (all subject to search). Large bags, hard-sided bags, backpacks, totes and coolers are strictly prohibited.  This Limited Bag Policy is subject to change.  Please check the event details for any additional restrictions.

To present a safe event for everyone, jackets and bags may be searched upon entry. If prohibited items are found, the item will be confiscated OR the guest may personally return it to their vehicle or otherwise dispose of the item away from the facility.  State Farm Center does not check or otherwise safeguard personal belongings.

Disorderly Conduct

Guests who fail to abide by Arena policies, state and federal law are subject to ejection from the facility. Guests in violation of Arena policy will be asked to correct their behavior if they fail to do so in a timely fashion ejection will occur.


Disruptive and problem guests should be reported to event staff personnel immediately. Ejected Guests must vacate State Farm Center property.


Guests are prohibited from bringing weapons into State Farm Center.

Ticket Scalping

Selling of tickets on State Farm Center property is strictly prohibited and violators will be prosecuted.

Patron Search

All Guests are subject to search.


Camera policy is determined on an event by event basis.
Please call the Illinois Ticket Office at 866-ILLINI-1 for specific event information.


Inside SFC: 

Protests may not take place inside the building.  In the event of an indoor protest, protesters will be directed to move outside to designated areas.


Rules for outside protests:

Protest activity may not block entrances or exits and may not hinder the flow of guest ingress or egress.

Protest activities are limited to designated areas which are located approximately 20 feet away from the entry ramps leading to upper concourse entrances and also approximately 20 feet away from the East & West lower entrance canopies.

Flyers may be distributed if the issue is a free speech issue and NOT commercial advertising or political activity.