• Prairie Capital Convention Center Will House Illini Basketball Next Season

     
    POSTED November 21, 2014
     

Located in Springfield, Illinois, the Prairie Capital Convention Center was announced to be the host of the Fighting Illini men’s basketball games in November 2015.

The Prairie Capital Convention Center is proud to entertain the games and showcase its $15 million renovation. New lighting, state-of-the-art audio visual services, an expanded lobby, a food court, outdoor plaza and the addition of first-floor restrooms are just a few of the notable developments to the center.


“Hosting the University of Illinois basketball team for five games next season is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Prairie Capital Convention Center and the City of Springfield," said Brian Oaks, Prairie Capital Convention Center general manager. "We are excited to have the Illini team on our court, and showcase our facility to all of the fans who will be attending.” 

 

The 2015 Springfield schedule marks November 8 for the exhibition game. The season opener will take place on November 13, with games on November 15, 21, and 23 to follow. 

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Marcus Hotels & Resorts announced it will be assuming management of the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, marking the management company's first Hyatt-branded property. After recent renovations, Hyatt Regency Schaumburg will be the newest opportunity for Marcus to expand its market in the hotel industry in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin areas.

 

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