The luxury suites available in State Farm Center are the most sought-after destinations in the arena. The suites accommodate up to 15 guests each. They include padded, premium chairs with terrific, unobstructed views of the game. All suites line the east side of the court with convenient access to the Traditions Club and other amenities in the arena. Each suite is furnished with barstools and a kitchenette area in the back. The suites feature high-end finishes and state-of-the-art audio and video components to enhance game day for guests. Full food and beverage service is also included within the suite.

State Farm Center Suite Amenities

  • Tickets for all Fighting Illini home men’s basketball games
  • Priority parking passes
  • Included food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Access to exclusive Traditions Club
  • Exclusive hospitality level restrooms
  • HD flat-screen television
  • Private refrigerator, bar area with sink, cabinet and closet space
  • Extra-wide, padded, theater-style seating with armrests and drink holders
  • Access to exclusive hospitality level elevators and VIP lobby
  • Permanent naming plaque on suite exterior honoring founder suite for capital gift
  • Complimentary game programs
  • Right of first refusal for contract renewal following initial term
  • Opportunity to purchase four additional standing-room only tickets
  • Wifi availability
  • Donor wall recognition with $500,000 campaign gift

Leasing Information - 2017-18 (Note tax benefits explained below)

 One-time Campaign GiftAnnual License Fee*
10 years
Annual License Fee*
12 years
Annual License Fee*
15 years
Founders Suite$500,000$78,797/suite$73,544/suite$68,291/suite
Suite$100,000N/AN/A$84,050/suite

*There are substantial tax benefits associated with leasing premium seating. The annual financial commitment to lease these opportunities contains both a taxable portion (for the cost of goods and services provided, amenities such as game tickets, parking, catering, etc.) and a tax-deductible charitable gift. According to current IRS regulations, after the taxable portion is subtracted from each annual commitment, 80% of the remaining portion is a tax-deductible charitable gift. The value of goods/services received will be calculated annually and provided by the University of Illinois. Consult your tax advisor to learn how the IRS guidelines relate to your specific situation.

** * Prices reflect annual commitments due each year by June 1. After establishing a campaign gift commitment, the first annual lease payment is due June 1, 2017. Prices will increase every commitment year by 2.5%. Discounts for prepayment of entire contract term are available. An annual I FUND commitment is required of all Founders Suite patrons for the life of their contract. By maintaining an I FUND account, Founders Suite patrons will have the opportunity to purchase special single-game tickets and receive an I FUND season parking pass. Single-game tickets and the I FUND parking pass are allocated based on I FUND club level and priority point totals. The minimum required I FUND membership for the Founders Suite is the Loyalty Circle level.