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Great Seats Available Now for IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament Weekends in Peoria

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Basketball fans can purchase tickets now for the IHSA Boys  Basketball Tournament at Peoria Civic Center Arena on March 11-12, 2011, and March 18-19, 2011. Fans don’t need to wait until the last minute to get great seats to see the best high school basketball in the nation at the home of America’s Original March Madness.

Individual game tickets, $6.50, $8.50 and $10.50 and are on sale now at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at Ticketmaster.com. Patrons can also purchase session tickets at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office and receive the same seats to all four games of an individual class’s session.

The tournament game schedule is as follows:

Friday, March 11 – Class 1A Semifinal Session – Game 1 is at 12:15 p.m., and Game 2 is at 1:45 p.m.

Friday, March 11 – Class 2A Semifinal Session – Game 1 is at 6:30 p.m., and Game 2 is at 8:15 p.m.

Saturday, March 12 – Class 1A Final Session – Game 1 is at 12:15 p.m., and Game 2 is at 1:45 p.m.

Saturday, March 12 – Class 2A Final Session – Game 1 is at 6:30 p.m., and Game 2 is at 8:15 p.m.

Friday, March 18 – Class 3A Semifinal Session – Game 1 is at 12:15 p.m., and Game 2 s at 1:45 p.m.

Friday, March 18 – Class 4A Semifinal Session – Game 1 is at 6:30 p.m., and Game 2 is at 8:15 p.m.

Saturday, March 19 – Class 3A Final Session – Game 1 is at 12:15 p.m., and Game 2 is at 1:45 p.m.

Saturday, March 19 – Class 4A Final Session – Game 1 is at 6:30 p.m., and Game 2 is at 8:15 p.m.

Downtown Peoria has plenty of hotel rooms available for basketball fans to stay overnight. Guests can book rooms as the Holiday Inn City Centre, Mark Twain Hotel and Staybridge Suites. For more information on how to plan an exciting weekend stay in Peoria, visit the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau website at www.peoria.org.

The Peoria Civic Center, an SMG managed facility, is an entertainment and convention venue that contributes significantly to the economic impact on the downtown Peoria area.  For the most up-to-date event information, please check us out on the web at http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com.