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UIL Basketball Tournaments to Return to Alamodome in 2016 and 2017

Media Contact: Kate Hector
Phone: 512-471-5883

Date: May 21, 2015
Category: Athletics


The University Interscholastic League Girls and Boys Basketball State Tournaments will return to the San Antonio Alamodome in 2016 and 2017 the League announced Thursday.

The Alamodome hosted the tournaments for the first time in 2015.  San Antonio was selected partly due to competitive hotel rates and attractions, which made it the ideal destination for student athletes and fans.   The UIL reached a two-year agreement that will bring the Girls and Boys Basketball State Tournaments back to the Alamodome for 2016 and 2017.

“The Alamodome was extremely hospitable and helpful during the planning phases and as the host of the UIL Basketball Tournaments this year,” said UIL Executive Director Charles Breithaupt. “We look forward to improving upon the excellent tournaments and providing a convenient, first class event at the San Antonio Alamodome.”

“Our ultimate goal has always been to create a memorable experience for the coaches, athletes, their families and fans,” said Alamodome General Manager Nick Langella.  “We are thrilled with the opportunity to host the state basketball tournaments for the next 2 years, and we will continue to do everything possible to make the UIL feel at home here in San Antonio.”
The first UIL Basketball State Tournament was played in Austin in 1921. Gregory Gym on the University of Texas at Austin campus began hosting the boy’s tournament beginning in 1931, and the girl’s tournament was added in 1951. The Frank Erwin Center on the University of Texas at Austin campus hosted the boys and girls state basketball tournaments from 1978-2014.

Tickets for the 2016 Basketball State Tournaments will go on sale Tuesday, May 26. The 2016 Girls Basketball State Tournament will be March 3-5, the 2016 Boys Basketball State Tournament will be March 10-12.  All-tournament tickets may be purchased at, all participating Ticketmaster locations, and at the Alamodome Box Office or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Personal checks will not be accepted. Tickets for individual tournament sessions will go on sale the week of the event.

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