November 28th, 2015
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Boys Basketball 2014

Congratulations on your team making it to state. We look forward to welcoming you in Madison.  This year's bracket and schedule can be found here.  See below for useful information for your time in Madison for the Championship weekend. 


Boys Basketball Fan Guide

All the information you need to know for tournament weekend in one place, including information on hotel fan rates, parking, shuttles, downtown maps, Madison must-do's and more!


Fan Hotel Rates


Downtown Map  


Parking Information

Special WIAA event parking is available in both campus and city parking lots.


Several campus lots within walking distance are available for $8 (cash only, pay on entry). Please see the map with marked lots. Note: No overnight parking and parking is not available until 7:30 a.m. each morning. 


Two city  parking ramps within walking distance will have special WIAA event parking for $4 (cash only, pay on entry). These lots include the State Street Campus Garage and State Street Capitol Garage. Please see downtown parking map for the locations of these garages.


Please note that parking is extremely limited before 5pm on both Thursday and Friday of the tournament weekend. It is highly recommended to arrive early or take the shuttle from the Alliant Energy Center. 


Shuttle Information

Avoid parking downtown, and utilize the convenient option of the shuttle service from Alliant Energy Center straight to the front of the Kohl Center.


Madison Must-Do's

Complete your championship weekend and try these don't-miss, Madison-only experiences.


  1. Take in the heart of Madison on State Street—the pedestrian mall is lined with shops and restaurants to explore, and it's just a short 3-block walk from the Kohl Center. While you are on State Street, stop by the Downtown Madison Visitor Center (452 State Street), to pick up visitor information and ask any questions you may have about our destination. 
  2. The Madison area has plenty of options to allow you to "shop until your drop!" You will find malls on all sides of town, including West Towne Mall, East Towne Mall, Hilldale Shopping Center and Greenway Station. Or explore one of the area neighborhoods that have a large variety of unique shops: Monroe Street, Atwood Avenue or Williamson Street. 
  3. While on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, take part in a guided campus walking tour. Experienced tour guides will highlight campus life, academics and the history of the university. Tours leave from Union South (1308 W. Dayton Street), and reservations are recommended. 
  4. Take a free, guided tour of the Wisconsin State Capitol and view the exquisite marble, mosaics and murals featured inside this breathtaking building. 
  5. With a wealth of restaurant options and many national culinary rankings, there are no shortages of places to find a bite to eat in Madison. Explore a full list or do a search to find exactly what you are craving. 
  6. Traveling with younger kids? There's plenty to explore in Madison with kids in tow. Visit the Madison Kids Expo that is going on during the Championship weekend at the Alliant Energy Center, or check out the free Henry Vilas Zoo. Also, don't miss the award-winning Madison Children's Museum, located right on the Capitol Square. 
  7. No matter what team you cheer for at the Kohl Center, we all scream for ICE CREAM! And a treat not to miss is Babcock Ice Cream. It's made right on the UW-Madison campus, and you can find a variety of ice cream flavors at the Memorial Union, Union South or the Babcock Hall Dairy Store
  8. Looking for some indoor playtime outside of the Kohl Center? Check out Vitense Golfland on Madison's west side. With indoor miniature golf, arcade games, and a year-round golf range, there is something for the whole family. 
  9. Bundle up and get outside to discover the many Madison area parks that offer ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing at more. 
  10. Not a day goes by without an exciting event that takes place in Madison, including Farmers Markets, arts, music and more. Find one that fits the bill for fun while you are in Madison. 


For more information on all Madison has to offer, check out


Tournament Information

For full information about the tournament schedule and ticket information, please visit the WIAA website