Give us your Assembly Hall memories!

Give us your Assembly Hall memories!

The University of Illinois Assembly Hall will turn 50 years old in March.

In honor of that milestone, The News-Gazette will publishing a book about
the arena, by Fred Kroner. You’ll find dozens of photos and stories of how
this unique structure came to be, plus we’ll recount many of the amazing
moments Assembly Hall has been witness to.

You can help! Please share with us your most memorable moment at the
Assembly Hall, whether it was at a sporting event, concert or show, or
maybe even a convention that changed your life.

Go to and submit your memories. Deadline
is noon Tuesday, Sept. 4.

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