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:

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.

Prohibited Items

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

  • Laser Pointers 
  • Backpacks/Bags 
  • Coolers 
  • Containers 
  • Banners/Signs 
  • Food or drink

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.

Security is trained on designated areas which are located at the sides of the entry to the ramps leading to upper concourse entrances and also approximately 20 feet away from the East & West lower entrances (the canopies over these areas are the landmarks for the boundary line).

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