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Resch Center prepares for WIAA Girls State Basketball Tournament

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A banner for the 2013 WIAA state girls basketball tournament hangs on the exterior of the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (courtesy of FOX 11).
A banner for the 2013 WIAA state girls basketball tournament hangs on the exterior of the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (courtesy of FOX 11).

ASHWAUBENON, WI (WTAQ) - Preparations are in full swing for this weekend's WIAA Girls State Basketball Championships at the Resch Center.

On Monday, workers began transforming the arena from a hockey rink to a basketball court to meet the specifications of the WIAA. Staff members also covered up any signs promoting alcoholic beverages before the high school tournament tips-off on Thursday.

Meantime, hotels in the Titletown Development District say they’re seeing a boost in room occupancy at a time of year that’s usually slow.

The Best Western says it’s completely booked for Thursday and Friday nights, and expects a busy day on Saturday for the teams that advance to the finals.

Cambria Suites says it’s mostly booked for Thursday and Friday, and many guests are asking for options for Saturday. The manager at Cambria Suites says his hotel isn’t hosting any of the teams or coaches, but many of the WIAA officials are staying with them.

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