Assembly Hall 50th Anniversary Celebration Planned for March 2
Feb. 25, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Assembly Hall during Saturday's (March 2) sold-out men's basketball game against Nebraska, which is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. CT. The senior day contest against the Cornhuskers is exactly 50 years from when the Assembly Hall first opened its doors on March 2, 1963.
Several special events are planned for the sold-out March 2 game to celebrate the historic anniversary:
In addition to the events at Saturday's game, memorable Assembly Hall moments will be highlighted throughout the week at FightingIllini.com, on the Fighting Illini Basketball Facebook page, and on the @IlliniHoops Twitter page. Fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #AH50 to post their favorite memories of Assembly Hall.
About Assembly Hall
In addition to being the home for Fighting Illini basketball, the Assembly Hall has hosted events for volleyball, men's and women's gymnastics, and wrestling in the past, and will host this year's Big Ten Wrestling Championships March 9-10, 2013. The Assembly Hall also holds performances for Broadway musicals, commencement ceremonies, concerts and other shows, and has been home to Illinois High School Association (IHSA) state championships for boys basketball (1963-95), girls basketball (1978-90) and wrestling (1967-present).