Champaign hosts 41st annual Bloomington Gold Corvette Show

CHAMPAIGN - Corvettes of all makes and models will make their way to the State Farm Center in Champaign for the 41st annual Bloomington Gold Corvette Show.  This event draws nearly 30,000 automotive enthusiasts each year.

The Bloomington Gold Corvette Show made its debut in 1973, and is the longest running national Corvette event of its kind.  The event offers several activities for enthusiasts, such as a swap meet, educational seminars, and hundreds of exhibitors and automotive vendors.

The three-day event is free and open to the public.  At the gate, tickets are $20 for one day or $50 for three days.  Children 12 and under are admitted free.

Several streets and parking lots will be closed for the event.  Those areas include:

The northwest parking lot of State Farm Center from June 23 until June 29.  People who normally park in that lot during the week may park in the northeast lot.  The southwest parking lot also will be used exclusively by the show beginning early June 26 through June 29.  Any vehicles parked in the northwest lot as of 8 a.m. on June 23 or in the southwest lot as of 8 a.m. on June 26 will be towed at the owner's expense.

The east portion of Lot E-14 will be fenced in for part of the show. E-14 permit holders will be asked not to park on the east side of E-14 beginning on June 20. MTD bus service will function normally through June 26. On June 27, the buses will adjust their route so that they enter and exit the lot only via Oak Street.

First Street and Kirby Avenue will be closed from 7 p.m. on June 26 until 7 p.m. June 29. Kirby will be closed between Oak and Fourth streets, and First Street will be closed between Irwin Drive and St. Mary's Road.

More information of street closures can be found at

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