IHSA State Football Championships & Tent City

Tent City 2012

Welcome to the IHSA Football Championships & Tent City!

November 23-24, 2012 | Memorial Stadium | Champaign

Welcome to Champaign County! The Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau would like to welcome the players, families and fans of the 2012 IHSA State Football Championship to our wonderful community. We’re pleased that you’ll be joining us soon and are excited to host you and your fans at Tent City, the ultimate tailgate!

Before and after your game, you and your fans will have your own tent on the west side of Memorial Stadium where you can get pumped before the game and celebrate afterwards. The Champaign County Convention & Visitors Bureau will also host the main tent where you can warm up with hot chocolate and popcorn, show your school spirit with our face painting table, ride a mechanical bull, play games and see the live broadcast of the Tay and J show.

When the games are over, hope that you have an opportunity to explore all the things that make us a one-of-a-kind destination. From the thousands of acres of the farm ground to the beauty and history of the University of Illinois campus to the vibrant downtown districts filled with eclectic dining, boutique shopping and lively atmosphere, soak in all the things that make our micro-urban oasis such a remarkable place to visit.

If you have any questions about hotels, restaurants, shopping, transportation or nightlife, please contact me. On behalf of Champaign County, we hope that you’ll enjoy your time here and we look forward to seeing you again.

Safe travels,
Cory Hatfield

Sports & Sales Director | Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Ph. 217.351.4133 | coryh@visitchampaigncounty.org


Important Information for Teams & Fans

Information Flyer for IHSA State Football Championships
& Tent City
Tent City Information Flyer

Tent City Map

Where to Shop?

While football reigns supreme this weekend, we also know that holiday shopping is on the minds of many. Before and after games, get your shopping done right here in Champaign County. Market Place Mall has over 80 stores for you to choose from, including the anchor stores of Macy's, Bergner's, jcpenney and Sears. Outside the mall, you'll find plenty of shopping along North Prospect Ave. with Target, Best Buy, Meijer, Walmart, Shoe Carnival, Michael's and more.

We also encourage you to shop the many locally owned retail outlets in Champaign County. Whether you're looking for books, clothing and shoes, crafts and antiques, home decorations, jewelry or wine, our locally-owned shops in all of our communities are sure to have the perfect gift for your those on your list! Click here to find where to shop while you're in town.

Need a Place to Eat?

During your visit, many of our local restaurants would like to offer discounts for you and your team. Please click here to download our Discount Dining Sheet with various offers for you. All participating businesses require the sheet in order to provide the discount. For other restaurants in the community, please visit here or contact our office at 217.351.4133 for recommendations.

Recreational Activities

Be sure to check out our theaters, bowling alleys and other recreational activities here.

Transportation Assistance

Travelling to, from and around our community has never been easier. To learn more about our community's transportation services, please click here.