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    Illinois' Assembly Hall now the "State Farm Center"

    Illinois Fighting Illini's Assembly Hall renamed State Farm Center - ESPN Chicago


    Don't think this is going to go over well with the Illinois fanbase. There is a lot of history associated with the previous name. Wonder why they didn't go with "State Farm Assembly Hall."



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    Re: Illinois' Assembly Hall now the "State Farm Center"

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    Illinois Fighting Illini's Assembly Hall renamed State Farm Center - ESPN Chicago


    Don't think this is going to go over well with the Illinois fanbase. There is a lot of history associated with the previous name. Wonder why they didn't go with "State Farm Assembly Hall."
    No one will ever call it anything but Assembly Hall, except for the play-by-play guy at the beginning of the broadcast.



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    Re: Illinois' Assembly Hall now the "State Farm Center"

    A $157 million renovation project might be some of the motivation behind that.



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    Re: Illinois' Assembly Hall now the "State Farm Center"

    This is a 30 year agreement, so who knows, maybe the name will catch on. For now, I wouldn't like the new name. Seems like it would make sense to have a transition name, such as "State Farm Assembly Hall."

    It is also a bit of a slap against Illinois State which is located in Normal, IL the sister-city of the State Farm headquarters in Bloomington, IL. Illinois State's is still called "Redbird Arena" and they may have just lost their best prospect for a naming sponsor.



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    Re: Illinois' Assembly Hall now the "State Farm Center"

    Assembly Hall is such a great name for an arena though, even if it's the same name Indiana uses. I hope that the names Jack Trice Stadium and Hilton Coliseum always stay intact.



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    Re: Illinois' Assembly Hall now the "State Farm Center"

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    No one will ever call it anything but Assembly Hall, except for the play-by-play guy at the beginning of the broadcast.
    Just like the Sears Tower.



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    Re: Illinois' Assembly Hall now the "State Farm Center"

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUME View Post
    Just like the Sears Tower.

    Which is what I still call it!



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    Re: Illinois' Assembly Hall now the "State Farm Center"

    Quote Originally Posted by Luth4Cy View Post
    Assembly Hall is such a great name for an arena though, even if it's the same name Indiana uses. I hope that the names Jack Trice Stadium and Hilton Coliseum always stay intact.
    This. I would be pretty upset if they were changed for sponsors.


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    Re: Illinois' Assembly Hall now the "State Farm Center"

    DuPont Pioneer Field at Jack Trice Stadium might be worth a SEZ?



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    Re: Illinois' Assembly Hall now the "State Farm Center"

    I kind of like big willy as opposed to sears tower...but probably will still call it sears tower.


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