The WIAA Board of Control approved a recommendation earlier this week to enter into a five-year agreement with the Resch Center in Green Bay as soon as next year if the University of Wisconsin is unable to accommodate the state boys and girls basketball tournaments. Seeking a change in venue has become necessary because of conflicts with UW Athletics schedule next year and beyond.
WI AA Executive Director Dave Anderson talked about how UW has forced their hand. "It is important that we put them into attractive venues at a time when our fan base interest is at its peak and we think that peak is during the traditional times we've held those tournaments. That 2nd and 3rd week of March before the rush of the NCAA's and spring break diminishes high school fan attendance. Bittersweet because of the long friendships and traditions but on the other hand, the potential excitement of a wonderful one like the Resch Center being available on the days and dates and weeks that our membership feels are optimum for high school basketball."