Temporary seating set for Sunday's Illinois women's basketball game

Temporary seating set for Sunday's Illinois women's basketball game

CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois officials have elected to adjust the seating arrangements at State Farm Center for Sunday afternoon's Illinois women's basketball game against Purdue.

An insulation panel connected to the underside of the concrete dome roof at State Farm Center was "slightly displaced," said Kent Brown, the University of Illinois athletic department's director of media relations.

Due to scheduled repairs, fans attending Sunday's 1 p.m. Illini women's basketball game against the Boilermakers will be seated only on the west side of the arena's seating.

Fans who have reserved tickets on the east side will be contacted via email by the Illinois Ticket Office and directed to the west side for Sunday's game.

Additional concession stands will be opened on the west side of the building to accommodate fans who will be affected by the new seating changes.

Engineers and contractors were on site Friday to assess the situation and have identified a repair.

UI officials do not anticipate that the repairs will cause any disruption to ticket holders for the next Illinois men's basketball home game against Wisconsin, slated for an 8 p.m. tip on Thursday.