= U.S. Cellular Coliseum Information =

U.S. Cellular Coliseum, 101 S Madison Street, Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 434 2843
City of Bloomington

About the Coliseum

The U.S. Cellular Coliseum is an almost new, 37 million dollar venue that holds around eight thousand people. It is very clean, well designed, and located in downtown Bloomington. During the winter they host the local semi professional hockey team, the Bloomington Blaze, and during football season they host the local semi professional football team, the Bloomington Extreme. Also, throughout the year, the coliseum has a variety of concerts, and many of them are big name acts! There is also a very nice restaurant and bar located at the south end of the building allowing people to dine while watching both their favorite sporting event and what is going on at the Pepsi Ice Center, which is an ice rink connected to the building. The Coliseum has also recently hosted WWE professional wrestling and have been known to host quite a few roller derby and MMA cage fighting events as well. There is always something going on at the coliseum to draw the residents of the Bloomington-Normal area and people of ALL AGES. They even plan to expand the venue more in spring of 2012 by adding a semi-pro basketball team called the Central Illinois Drive. Many of the events that are hosted at the coliseum are sponsored by Frontier Communications.

Upcoming Events at the Coliseum

On October 22 at 7:05 p.m. The Bloomington Blaze take center ice for this seasons home opening game against the Dayton Gems.

Bring the kids out to see Sesame Street Live Elmo Makes Music on November 1st and 2nd.

Coming up on December 8 at 7:30 p.m. rapper Wiz Khalifa will take the stage in Bloomington, IL.

Past Acts at the Coliseum

Country Acts

Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Jack Ingram, Toby Keith, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, and Reba.

Rock Acts

Journey, Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Korn, Yes, Godsmack, Three doors Down, John Mayer, Sammy Hagar, Disturbed, Skillet, Buckcherry, Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Temple Pilots, REO Speedwagon, Shinedown, and soon to be Styx.

Rap Acts

Twista, Snoop Dogg, Drake, and soon to be Wiz Khalifa.

Dubstep/Electronic Acts

Bassnectar and Eoto. (Currently not hold electronic acts) This venue only electronic music is not banned from bloomington normal!

Comedy/Pop/Other Acts

Jeff Dunham, Kathy Griffin, Jeff Foxworthy, Harlem Globetrotters, Backstreet Boys, Hanson, Drake Bell, and Mannheim Steamroller.

General Information

Box Office Hours

Fan Conduct

U.S. Cellular Coliseum is committed to exceeding the expectations of every guest by delivering the best sports and entertainment experience with quality guest service and exceptional value at a world-class venue.

With your assistance and compliance (and as a means of creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience for all guests), U.S. Cellular Coliseum is committed to providing an environment free from the following: The U.S. Cellular Coliseum is subject to security measures which include pat downs & wanding upon the entrance to any/all events. Abusive or foul language and obscene gestures directed toward other guests, arena employees, players, coaches and officials. Clothing containing offensive language or indecent graphics. Intoxicated or drug impaired guests. Banners or signs that obstruct the view of guests, obscure advertising or impede the operation of U.S. Cellular Coliseum, contain objectionable subject matter or are commercial in nature. U.S. Cellular Coliseum reserves the right to remove any banner at any time. Smoking, except in designated areas (located in designated areas outside of the building). Thrown objects, either within the seating section or onto the football field, ice or event performance area. Prohibited entry items such as containers, food & beverage, airhorns, weapons and laser pointers. Cameras, video cameras and audio recorders are prohibited when posted for certain events. Guests entering or attempting to enter restricted areas without proper authorization or credentials. Guests who are disruptive to the event presentation, performance or game. Guests encountering difficulties and concerns are urged to contact the U.S. Cellular Coliseum Guest Service Staff immediately. Guests not abiding by this Guest Code of Conduct are subject to ejection from U.S. Cellular Coliseum and, in some cases, subject to criminal prosecution.


Disabled Guests

The U.S. Cellular Coliseum is ADA compliant for accessibility including restrooms, parking, drop off lanes, and service counters. Accessible seating is located throughout the Arena. Accessible seating may be purchased by calling the Box Office directly at 309-434-2679 .

Parking is available in the coliseum parking garage on the corner of Olive and Lee streets.

Seating areas are located on the party deck on Level 3. Access to building is available through the ADA entrance on Roosevelt (cirlcle drive) or the main entrance at Madison street.

For special accommodations, call (309) 434-2679 .

Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited entry into the Coliseum: Helium Balloons Weapons (of any kind) Cans and/or Bottles Outside Food and Beverages Coolers Pets (excluding service animals) Laser pens/pointers Artificial Noisemakers (including air horns) Sticks or Poles (including flag or sign poles) Chains (including billfold/wallet chains) Confetti, Silly String, Glitter Stickers Purses, Belt Bags, Backpacks or Briefcases (subject to approval only after inspection) No cameras, audio or video equipment unless approved by U.S. Cellular Coliseum Management Professional Cameras U.S. Cellular Coliseum Management reserves the right to prohibit other items as deemed necessary. U.S. Cellular Coliseum Management thanks you in advance for your cooperation.

1. How do I get there?

See Directions

2. Where do I park?

See Parking

3. Are cameras allowed?

Generally cameras are allowed to most Coliseum events. However, no audio or video equipment will be permitted. Professional cameras are prohibited.

4. Where is lost and found?

During an event, the lost and found is at Guest Services booth located near the Madison street entrance.

If you have lost something at an event, please call 309-434-2843 to report it during normal business hours.

5. Is smoking permitted?

Smoking is prohibited at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum.

There are designated smoking areas outside, located on suite level and behind section 107.

Facts & Figures

Seating Capacity Hockey - 6,600 Football - 6,600 Concerts - 8,000 Private Suites: 24

Party/Rental Suites: 2

Public Restrooms: 3 Men's Restrooms, 4 Women's Restrooms, 4 Family Restrooms

Food Outlets: 5 permanent concession stands (Italian Grill, All-American Grill, South of the Border)

Opening Date: April 1, 2006

Home Teams

Bloomington Blaze Bloomington Extreme

Cost of Construction: $37 Million

Management Company: Central Illinois Arena Management, LLC

Owner: City of Bloomington