Basketball tournament scores big with local businesses

By WEEK Reporter

December 27, 2013 Updated Dec 27, 2013 at 11:46 PM CDT

TWIN CITIES, Ill. -- An annual basketball tournament in Bloomington-Normal is scoring big points with local businesses.

The State Farm Holiday Classic High School basketball tournament is taking place throughout Bloomington-Normal this weekend.

A spokesperson from the Convention and Visitors Bureau said the 64 teams, family members, and fans are expected to spend almost $1 million on hotels, restaurants, and shopping over the 5 day tournament.