The Illinois State Redbirds make their home at Redbird Arena, which is located on the beautiful ISU campus. Reserve your tickets and experience the excitement of NCAA basketball and volleyball. The arena, opened in 1989, has a seating capacity of 10,500 and is home to both men's and women's basketball, as well as women's volleyball. Redbird Arena hosts many entertainment events such as concerts and outdoor shows, as well as antique and craft shows. Redbird Arena's uniquely-designed roof contains 24 Teflon-coated, fiberglass fabric panels and certainly catches the eye—the glow on game night has inspired references to Redbird Arena as the "Crown Jewel" of athletics facilities. It is the second largest university arena in the state and has special lighting arrangements for stage productions. Redbird Arena is a fantastic location for a sporty day out and the ticket purchasing process is simple and inexpensive. Go Redbirds!