Champaign-Urbana is home to IHSA Boys Basketball, the Individual Wrestling Tournament, and State Football Championships, all held at the University of Illinois, the state’s premier college campus. The public university is home to over 40,000 students and is part of the Big Ten Conference. From leading research, cutting-edge technology, and thriving arts and culture, the University of Illinois is open to explore throughout the tournament.
Before and after the games and matches, there is plenty to see and do in our micro-urban oasis.
Whether you explore the University of Illinois, check out the arts at our various museums, or dine out at our many locally-owned establishments, you’ll have amazing experiences throughout our community.
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We can’t wait to host all athletes, coaches, and fans in Champaign County . We’re here to help provide you an Outside of Ordinary experience throughout the weekend.
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Where to Eat
Before and after the game, be sure to check out the many restaurants available in Champaign County. Whether you stay in Campustown, visit Downtown Champaign or Downtown Urbana, or check out our other areas, we have something for everyone.
Where to Shop
Whether you catch Orange & Blue spirit, or you happen to need an essential you forgot at home, Champaign County has over 250 shops in the area for you to check out.
Where to Visit
While you’re here for the weekend, be sure to visit our local attractions! Champaign County is home to eleven museums, five forest preserves, countless parks, family-friendly activities and more!
In addition to the tournament, many other family-friendly events are taking place for you to enjoy. Get a glimpse of what’s happening surrounding the tournament!
Champaign County is centrally located at the crossroads of Interstates I-57, I-74 and I-72 linking Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Peoria. Conveniently situated about two hours from these major cities, Champaign County is easily accessible by bus, train or air via Illinois Terminal or Willard Airport.
Important Traffic Update: The ramp from eastbound Interstate 74 to southbound Interstate 57 is currently closed and is expected to re-open in March.
Area & Campus Maps
Walk the scenic University of Illinois campus before and after matches with this convenient map. Looking for places to eat and shop around campustown, Downtown Champaign, or Downtown Urbana? Check out our map to help you navigate.
The greater Champaign area boasts one of the best public transportation systems around—The Champaign Urbana Mass Transit District. Catch the lines from the State Farm Center to your hotel or get to the mall, or a tour around campus! Get route information here.
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