All individuals with the intent to publish photographs, information or video from State Farm Center events through print or broadcast mediums are required to have the proper credentials.

For media information and requests, please follow the instructions below. Submitting a request does not guarantee approval. You will be notified at least one day before the event if you are approved.

Fighting Illini Events

If you would like to request media credentials for a Fighting Illini Athletics game or event, please contact the DIA Athletics Communication office.

Concerts, Family Shows, and other Sporting Events

If you would like to request media credentials for State Farm Center events (non – Fighting Illini events), please contact the marketing department by e-mail. All media requests must be received in writing at least 48 hours prior to the event. Requests must identify media outlet, the name of the representative, phone, email address, and the event being requested. All requests will be reviewed on an individual event basis. If approved, credentials may be picked up at the lower northeast media entrance on the day of the event. Photo I.D. is required.

Review Tickets

If approved, review tickets will be available for pick-up approximately 2 hours prior to the event at the Will Call windows at the Illinois Ticket Office inside the main west lobby of State Farm Center. Photo I.D. is required.

Photo Passes

Requests for photo passes must also be submitted in advance and approved by the show or tour. Please contact the marketing department by email to request a photo pass. Approved photographers will be given further instructions with their request approval. A member of State Farm Center’s marketing staff will provide photo passes and escort photographers. Proper equipment is required.