Boys Basketball

About the Tournament

We are ready to host the new legends that will make their way to the forefront at the 2023 IHSA Boys State Basketball Tournament, held March 9–11.

The 2023 schedule includes all classes in one weekend. Sessions include two games, with the second game starting 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. The schedule will be available in early March.

The Venue: State Farm Center

Enjoy your time in the leading sports facility in the state of Illinois—The State Farm Center. Your Tournament experience will be one to last a lifetime.

Please be aware of current Clear Bag Policy at the facility. Also note that all concessions stands at State Farm Center are CASHLESS.  Credit, debit, or NFC-enabled devices with Google Pay, Apple Pay, or Samsung Pay are accepted forms of payment.

Accommodations

Enjoy affordable accommodations in Champaign County throughout the IHSA Boys State Basketball Tournament. Our hotel partners are ready to welcome athletes and spectators with open arms. Contact each hotel directly to make your reservations.

Need help finding a hotel? Contact Visit Champaign County at 217-351-4133 for assistance.

For a complete list of all hotels in Champaign County, click here.

The following hotels have a spectator rate for the tournament.

Mention the booking code when making your reservation.

Best Western Plus
516 W. Marketview Dr., Champaign
217.689.4714 | Visit website
Rate: $129 | CODE: 1192
Distance to State Farm Center: 4.3 miles
Comfort Suites
2001 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana
217.328.3500 | Visit website
Rate: $135
Distance to State Farm Center: 3.2 miles
Courtyard by Marriott
1811 Moreland Blvd., Champaign
217.355.0411 | Visit website
Rate: $149
Distance to State Farm Center: 3.7 miles
Eastland Suites
1907 N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana
217.367.8331 | Visit website
Rate: $159
Distance to State Farm Center: 4.2 miles
Fairfield Inn
1807 Moreland Blvd., Champaign
217.355.0604 | Visit website
Rate: $139
Distance to State Farm Center: 3.7 miles
Hampton Inn Urbana
1200 W. University Ave., Urbana
217.337.1100 | Visit website
Rate: $129
Distance to State Farm Center: 2.3 miles
Hilton Garden Inn
1501 S. Neil St., Champaign
217.352.9970 | Visit website
Rate: $139 | CODE: B23
Distance to State Farm Center: 0.6 miles
Holiday Inn
101 Trade Centre Dr., Champaign
217.398.3400 | Visit website
Rate: $149.99
Distance to State Farm Center: 0.6 miles
Holiday Inn Express
1003 Killarney St., Urbana
217.328-0328 | Visit website
Rate: $139
Distance to State Farm Center: 3.2 miles
Home2 Suites by Hilton
2013 S. Neil St., Champaign
217.355.6468 | Visit website
Rate: $139 | CODE: B23
Distance to State Farm Center: 0.9 miles
Homewood Suites by Hilton
1417 S. Neil St., Champaign
217.352.9960 | Visit website
Rate: $139 | CODE: B23
Distance to State Farm Center: 0.6 miles
Hyatt Place
217 N. Neil St., Champaign
217.531.2800 | Visit website
Rate: $199
Distance to State Farm Center: 1.9 miles
Red Roof Inn
212 W. Anthony Dr., Champaign
217.352.0101 | Visit website
Rate: $79.99
Distance to State Farm Center: 3.4 miles
Residence Inn by Marriott
502 W. Marketview Dr., Champaign
217.398.0000 | Visit website
Rate: $199
Distance to State Farm Center: 3.7 miles
Rodeway Inn
612 W. Killarney St., Urbana
217.384.8000 | Visit website
Rate: $75
Distance to State Farm Center: 3.6 miles

On-site Events & Activities

Before, during, and after the games, there will be a variety of activities happening in the State Farm Center to enjoy, ChambanaMoms.com presents the KidsZone, filled with fun to keep young kids entertained. For those a little older, check out the Innovation Studio and VR Lab offering a 5-minute virtual reality experience. Don’t missing the Illini eSports gaming center with mini-games set up for all to play.

The Visit Champaign County Welcome Booth will be available Thursday & Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., showcasing community information to help you enjoy your weekend! Make sure to enter our “Taste of Champaign-Urbana” raffle! Find us at the West Entrance of the State Farm Center.

ChambanaMoms.com KidsZone

This free area located in the Orange Krush Club will provide endless entertainment for kids throughout the tournament. We’ll have a fun photo spot, button-making and plenty of activities to enjoy.

Thursday, March 10 | 9:30–11:30 a.m. and 2:00–4:00 p.m.

9:30–11:30 a.m.—Wild Style Design Company Face-Painting

2:00–4:00 p.m.—Dan Wild Caricatures

Friday, March 11 | 9:30–11:30 a.m. and 2:00–4:00 p.m.:

9:30–11:30 a.m.—Wild Style Design Company Face-Painting

2:00–4:00 p.m.—Dan Wild Caricatures

Saturday, March 12 | 10:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. and 5:00–8:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.—Dan Wild Caricatures

12:00–2:00 p.m. and 6:00–8:00 p.m.—DJ Silkee Dance Party

5:00–7:00 p.m.—Wild Style Design Company Face-Painting

TechZone

Located in the Traditions Club (East side of State Farm Center)

Thursday & Friday, March 10–11

9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.—Innovation Studio & VR Lab 5-minute virtual reality experience

10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.—Illini eSports mini-games

Saturday, March 12

10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.—Illini eSports mini-games

Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Historical Display

Located in the Upper Concourse of the State Farm Center

The IBCA will display memorabilia, historical information, and other interesting visuals celebrating their 50th Anniversary of serving our state’s basketball community.

University of Illinois College Fair

Learn more about admissions to the University of Illinois during the college fair on Friday, March 11 from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Talk directly with various colleges on-hand to learn about their programs and areas of study.


Sponsors

On behalf of the University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and the
Visit Champaign County Foundation, we sincerely thank our sponsors whose contributions made it possible for the IHSA Boys State Basketball Tournament to return to the State Farm Center at the University of Illinois.

We appreciate your support of the event, the athletes, and the fans!


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