History

A show at the Grossinger Motors Arena is more than an event, it's an
experience.


Since opening in April 2006, the Grossinger Motors Arena has hosted an array of events, including many concerts, family shows, ice shows, motor sports and trade shows. In addition, the Grossinger Motors Arena has hosted local high school graduation ceremonies, Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals caravans, Illinois High School Association’s regional and state tournaments, as well as a variety of private meetings and wedding receptions. 

 

Why book your event at the Grossinger Motors Arena ?

 

 

1.     Bloomington-Normal makes the perfect routing for your next event….  

 

The Twin Cities, made up of Bloomington-Normal are located in the heart of the State of Illinois
at the cross roads of Interstate 74 East/West (Moline, IL to Indianapolis, IN) and Interstate 55North/South
(Chicago, IL to St. Louis, MO).  Bloomington is the County Seat of McLean 
County, the largest county in
Illinois (approximately 762,240 acres).  McLean County is the 
fastest growing county in Illinois and has the lowest unemployment rate in the state.

 
The Twin Cities are also serviced by four major railroad lines and Amtrak, as well as air transportation at
the Central Illinois Regional Airport, one of the fastest growing airports in the
country, which services
commuter, corporate, and private aircraft.

 


2.     Population / Colleges 

 

The Bloomington-Normal area is a vibrant community, home to 171,166 people.  Bloomington Normal is
also home to over 35,000 college students on four campuses in town,
including Illinois State University,
Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College 
 Normal andHeartland Community College.  There are also
over 186,000 college students within a 2 hour 
radius.

 


3.     Corporate Partners of the Grossinger Motors Arena 


State Farm Insurance, Mitsubishi Motors North America, and Country Financial Insurance areproud to call
Bloomington/Normal its home for their corporate headquarters.

 


Types of Rentals at the Grossinger Motors Arena 

 

 

1.   Ticketed Events – The Grossinger Motors Arena is a mid-size venue with an intimate feeling for all
ticketed events. Sightlines are perfect with all seats in a lower bowl, making every seat in
the house a great seat.  The arena converts quickly and effortlessly into various seatingconfigurations ranging in capacities
from 2,600 to 8,100.

 


2.   Corporate or Religious Events  You don’t need to look any further for a venue that can host
your private event.  Whether you need a space for 10 people up to 6,500 people, we have thespace to
accommodate your needs.  The
Grossinger Motors Arena is suited for corporate trainingsessions, professional development seminars, motivations speakers, religious events, fundraisers, etc.

 

 

3. Rehearsal Space –The Grossinger Motors Arena can accommodate the need for multi-day rehearsal space
for concert tours, production events, etc.

 


4.   Private Catering Events – The Grossinger Motors Arena has an in-house caterer with Executive Chef on
staff, providing a full service experience for your small or large 
event. Catering options include casual
fare to a more elegant several course meal.


Meeting and banquet spaces inside the Grossinger Motors Arena are not your average square banquet room, but are unique spaces inside the venue. These spaces include The Club, Bud Light Lounge, Private Dining Room, Party Suites and Main Arena Floor.


For the Catering Menu CLICK HERE

 


5.    Ice Rentals  The Grossinger Motors Arena is home to the Bloomington Thunder and Illinois State
University Redbird hockey teams.  Hockey ice is installed 
and maintained between the months of October
and the following April (tentatively, depending
on post season play).  When the home teams are traveling,
or when ice time becomes available, the
Grossinger Motors Arena generously allows youth hockey
organizations and adult hockey leagues the ability to rent ice time.  All scheduling of rented ice team to outside organizations is 
scheduled and organized through our partners at the Pepsi Ice Center. Please
contact the Pepsi
Ice Center directly for further inquiries.  www.pepsicecenter.com

 

 

Booking Contact

Executive Director, Lynn Cannon

E-mail:  lynncannon@uscellularcoliseum.com