IHSA football state championships leaving Champaign for Normal

BLOOMINGTON — The IHSA state football championship games will not return to Champaign in 2023.Or in at least the next four seasons after that, eith...

December 8, 2022
3:44 AM

BLOOMINGTON — The IHSA state football championship games will not return to Champaign in 2023.Or in at least the next four seasons after that, either.The prep sports organization's board of directors announced Wednesday it has selected Normal to host the next five years' worth of football state championship games. The bid from Normal, done in conjunction with Illinois State University, was selected ahead of offers from Champaign, DeKalb and Carbondale."Sad to see it go, happy for Normal and ISU. They'll do a great job," Visit Champaign County president and CEO Jayne DeLuce told The News-Gazette.

Colin Likas