IHSA Cheerleading State Finals to Return to Bloomington-Normal

By Kristin Muckerheide

IHSA Cheerleading State Finals to Return to Bloomington-Normal

January 31, 2012 Updated Jan 31, 2012 at 12:49 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- The annual Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Cheerleading State Finals will return to Bloomington in Februrary for this year's competition.

The top hundred cheerleading teams from around the state will compete on February 3 and 4 at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in downtown Bloomington.

Tournament organizers are anticipating more than 9,000 fans to attend, and the estimated economic impact of hosting the competition in Bloomington-Normal is $684,000.

This will be the sixth IHSA Cheerleading State Finals competition hosted at Bloomington's U.S. Cellular Coliseum.

Tickets are $10 per session for general seating and can be purchased in advance by contacting the U.S. Cellular Coliseum ticket office at 309-434-2679. General seating tickets will also be available at the door.

For more information about the event, contact Susie Knoblauch of the Illinois High School Association at 309-663-6377 or Matt Hawkins of the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at 309-665-0033.

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