Redbird Arena
Doug Collins Court at Redbird Arena is a 10,200 seat multi-purpose arena in Normal, Illinois. Built in 1989, the building is notable for its use of a Teflon-coated roof that gives off a "glow" during night events. The home of the Illinois State Redbirds, it hosted the 1990 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball tournament title game.

When competing in volleyball, Doug Collins Court at Redbird Arena has a virtually unrivalled home advantage. The sheer number of volleyball fans has made Illinois State one of just 10 college volleyball programs to draw more than 250,000 fans in the last decade. Students who enjoy men's basketball and sit in the student section often paint their faces red and wear red t-shirts and become part of "Red Alert," the official student spirit group of Illinois State athletics.

Redbird Arena boasts new scoreboards installed during the 2006-2007 basketball season. The center-hung scoreboard has four-sided HD video boards. They were initiated at the Bradley game when the court was named after ISU great Doug Collins.

Redbird Arena has hosted a variety of Illinois High School Association events. It has been the home of the girls' volleyball tournament since 1990 and the girls' basketball tournament since 1992. It has also hosted the dual team portion of the state wrestling tournament and in 2006 hosted the inaugural state competitive cheerleading meet. It is also the home of the State Farm Holiday Classic , the largest coed high school holiday basketball tournament in the nation. The girls portion of the tournament plays the first two days of the event here, and the arena has become a huge draw for the Holiday Classic since many of the best teams in the state want the experience of play at least one game at Redbird with hopes of playing there in the state tournament.


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