BLOOMINGTON — At its regular Board of Directors meeting Monday, the Illinois High School Association extended state final hosting agreements with four Bloomington-Normal sites.
The board approved a recommendation to extend hosting agreements for the boys golf state finals at Prairie Vista Golf Course, Weibring Golf Club and The Den at Fox Creek for five years through 2019.
Additionally, a recommendation keeping the competitve cheerleading finals at U.S. Cellular Coliseum through 2020 was also approved. Also getting extensions through 2020 were the softball finals at East Peoria's EastSide Centre and the individual wrestling meet at Champaign's State Farm Center.
"We are pleased to announce the extensions of these state final contracts," IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman said in a news release. "One of the common threads between all of these state final host venues is the longstanding community support that makes it so easy for the IHSA to return year after year."
Among its discussion items, the board heard a report on hosting bids submitted for the boys and girls state basketball finals.
Current girls basketball finals host Redbird Arena joined Peoria's Renaissance Coliseum in submitting bids for all four classes of the tournament.
Peoria Civic Center bid to retain all classes of the boys tournament. State Farm Center also bid for all classes while the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates bid for the Class 3A and 4A finals.