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Statement on 2021 Girls and Boys State Basketball Tournaments

For Immediate Release
January 21, 2021

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Statement on 2021 Girls and Boys State Basketball Tournaments

Lincoln, Neb. – After the unanimous 8-0 vote on Thursday morning by the Nebraska School Activities Association to keep the 2021 boys and girls state high school basketball tournaments in Lincoln with a revised five-day schedule, the Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau releases the following statement:

“The pandemic continues to provide our community and others across the country with extremely difficult challenges when it comes to scheduling events. In working with our local partners, including the NSAA, City of Lincoln, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, Lincoln Public Schools, Pinnacle Bank Arena and the University of Nebraska, we have always remained committed to the task of putting on the very best event for the players, families and community at-large,” says Jeff Maul, executive director-vice president of the Lincoln CVB.

“We thank all of our partners for their ongoing collaboration, conversation and commitment to keeping the tournaments entirely in Lincoln. We are confident the adjustment to a five-day schedule for each tournament is the best course of action and we applaud this decision by the NSAA.”

“Our mission remains the same as it has in previous years—we will continue to give athletes and fans the best experience possible. The success in hosting previous state championships shows that Lincoln is a community that places a high priority on producing the best events possible and providing a memorable experience,” Maul adds.

Complete tournament schedules and venue information will be finalized in the near future and relayed accordingly.

About the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is proud to serve as the lead tourism agency representing and promoting Lincoln and Lancaster County. Lincoln continues to build on its world class reputation as one of the Midwest’s most beloved cities with first class facilities and plays host to national and international conferences and sporting events. CVB promotes the city to millions of visitors showcasing Lincoln’s live music scene, culinary treasures and attractions.