October 31, 2014

WIAA & UW extend state championship deal

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) and the

Kohl Center

University of Wisconsin agreed to a seven-year contract extension that grants the WIAA availability to campus facilities for hosting high school State championships in boys basketball, football, golf, wrestling and softball through the spring of 2020.  The Announcement came at a news conference today.

The Kohl Center has been the site of the State Boys Basketball Tournament and the State Individual Wrestling Tournament since 1998 when the facility was opened.  With the exception of 1936, the boys basketball tournament has been held in Madison since 1920, and the wrestling championships have been conducted there since 1949.  The UW Field House has been the site of the State Team Wrestling Championship Tournament since it was moved from West Allis in 2005.

Camp Randall Stadium has been home to the WIAA State Football Finals since 1982, and University Ridge has served as host of the girls and boys State golf Championships since 1994, with the exception of the girls tournament this fall because of course renovations.  Goodman Diamond has hosted the State Softball Championship Tournament since it moved from Waukesha in 2002.