June 29, 2022: Construction is underway to restore and renovate the Multi-Purpose Arena (MPA). The $8.6 million project will repair sidewalks, walls, steps, and expansion joints, while also repairing electrical systems, readjusting the tension structure, installing a new canopy, and rebuilding the retaining walls around the facility. The MPA should be ready for use for the 2023 Illinois State Fair.
Constructed in 2000, the Multi-Purpose Arena is a 261,000 square foot building set on six-acres of the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The facility is known for hosting the National High School Rodeo Finals, monster truck shows, motorcycle racing, truck and tractor pulls, and demolition derby.
Illinois State Fair Multi-Purpose Arena
Only Ticketmaster.com sells official online Illinois State Fair Grandstand & MPA event tickets. Other online ticket companies and/or brokers may state they are an official seller; however, we cannot guarantee tickets purchased from other sources are legitimate. Please verify the website you are on prior to purchasing. Convenience charges apply to all ticket purchases.
Admission is NOT included in price of a Grandstand or MPA Event Ticket.