CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Business leaders are making a bid for IHSA to bring the state boys’ basketball tournament back. They’ll host IHSA officials for a welcome reception Friday, while they’re in town for the state wrestling tournament.
Visit Champaign County organizers say the wrestling tournament brings in roughly 40,000 spectators and $5 million each year. They estimate the boys basketball tournament could leave a similar impact on the economy.
IHSA officials will vote on the location for 2021, 2022 and 2023 on April 21.