The 2016 Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association (TSSAA) BlueCross State Basketball Championships will be at MTSU's Murphy Center again this year. The Girls' Tournament will be played March 9 - 12 and the Boys' Tournament is March 16 - 19, 2016.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is encouraging local residents to come out and see the best athletes in the state compete for championships in girls and boys basketball.
"It is always an exciting time when the basketball teams and fans are in Rutherford County," said Barbara Wolke, Vice President of the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau. "The tournaments are not only a great boost to our economy, but also offer some quality family entertainment."
This event brings thousands of visitors to Rutherford County each March and has an estimated economic impact of $3 million for both weeks of the Girls' and Boys' tournaments. The Girls' tournament has been played continuously in Murfreesboro since 1975. The Boys' tournament was hosted in Murfreesboro from 1975-82 and 1989 to present.
General admission tickets are $10 per day. There are six games per day from Wednesday - Friday. On Saturday, there will be one session of three championship games and general admission tickets are $12.
For more information, call TSSAA at (615) 889-6740 or visit www.tssaa.org.