Construction forces hoops relocation

Published 07/07 2014 05:51PM

Updated 07/07 2014 06:44PM

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Illinois men's basketball team will have to move as many as five home basketball games away from State Farm Center in November 2015 because of construction on the arena.  A U of I spokesman said Monday the athletic department has known for quite some time that the arena wouldn't be available for the beginning of the year.

They expect to move one exhibition game and four regular season games - as well as a number of women's games - to another site.  They don't know yet where those games will be played or how it will affect season ticket prices, but they are expected to look at venues across the state to house those games.

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