Illinois State will offer free admission to all fans when it hosts I-74 rival Bradley in its annual “Pack the Arena” game at 4 p.m. Saturday, January 26. at Redbird Arena. The game will also feature an exciting halftime act, kid-friendly activities and a student giveaway.


  • The halftime performance will feature Tyler’s Amazing Balancing Act, which is the number one booked halftime show in all of college basketball.
  • A bounce inflatable at Reggie’s Fun Zone in the south concourse will be accessible prior to tip-off.
  • Back by popular demand, Illinois State dad hats will be handed out to ISU students in attendance in the south concourse, while supplies last.
  • For just $5 fans can enjoy a combo, including a hotdog, chips and 16 ounce drink.

This is the only home Saturday women’s basketball game of the 2018-19 season. Although admission is free for the game, tickets for all other Illinois State women’s basketball matches are available from the Illinois State Athletics Ticket Office. Fans can purchase tickets online at, by calling (309) 438-8000, or by visiting the ticket office, located at the north entrance to Redbird Arena.