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State Championship Venues

All tournament games in the 2025 Wisconsin Middle School Basketball Championship will be played in the venues listed below!

 

Bakke Recreation Center
1976 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706






Sports Enhancement Academy
2300 US-51, Stoughton, WI  53589
(4 courts) 

Sports Enhancement Academy
411 Prairie Heights Drive. Verona, WI 53593
(4 courts) 

 

Middleton High School
2100 Bristol St, Middleton, WI 53562
(3 courts) 


 

ADDITIONAL COURTS **IF NEEDED**

Madison College
Redsten Gymnasium

1701 Wright St., Madison 53704
(3 courts) 

Ranked in the top 15% of all colleges in the nation by collegefactual.com, Madison College is #1 in student transfers to UW-Madison.  Home to the Wolfpack, the Redsten Gymnasium offers our basketball families a small college environment on a campus known for it's high-tech amenities.



 

 

 

*Closed for spring break 2025. Will return to our venue lineup in the future.*

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nicholas Recreation Center ("The Nick")

797 W. Dayton St, Madison, 53706
(6 courts)

Located in the heart of the University of Wisconsin campus, the Nicholas Recreation Center (“The Nick”) opened in September of 2020.  The name of the facility honors the late Albert “Ab” Nicholas, his wife Nancy, and the Nicholas family. It is home to 30,000 square feet of fitness space, eight courts, five studios, an Olympic-size pool, and more.  Walk from your downtown hotel to this amazing venue!


**Important Venues Informations for 7th and 8th boys

We were recently notified of a new NCAA rule that prohibits 7th and 8th grade boys from performing on the campus of a D-1 university such as the UW's "The Nick", one of our tournament locations.  The NCAA considers these students as PSA, or "Prospective Student Athletes". The entire NCAA code is below.

What does this mean?   To avoid NCAA violations, it means driving a few more minutes to reach a tournament host location.  We have secured a great off-campus venue for 7/8th boys: The Sports Enhancement Academy (SEA) in Stoughton.  SEA is a 4-court hardwood facility.  The 7th and 8th grade boys divisions will again be loaded with fresh competition and teams will enjoy a four-game guarantee.  Thank you for your understanding and we’ll do all we can to make your Championship weekend the best of the season.

Here is the NCAA section code:

NCAA Bylaw 13.11.1.8 Non-scholastic Practice or Competition -- Men's Basketball. An institution [including any institutional department (e.g., athletics, recreational/intramural)] shall not host, sponsor or conduct a non-scholastic basketball practice or competition in which men's basketball prospective student-athletes (see Bylaw 13.11.1.2) participate on its campus or at an off-campus facility regularly used by the institution for practice and/or competition by any of the institution's sport programs. 

NCAA Bylaw 13.11.1.2 Definition of "Prospective Student-Athlete" for Tryout-Rule Purposes -- Men's Basketball and Softball. In men's basketball and softball, for purposes of the tryout rule, the phrase "prospective student-athlete" shall include any individual who has started classes for the seventh grade and is not enrolled in the member institution at the time of the practice or test therein described. 

2024 Playing Locations (Tentative, based on division sizes)

2024 Tentative Division Location Assignments* Girls grades Boys grades
Teams playing at The Nick all 3-8th grade divisions all 3-6th grade divisions
Teams playing at SEA Verona all 3-8th grade divisions all 3-6th grade divisions
Teams playing at SEA Stoughton --- all 7-8th grade divisions
* The State Committee reserves the right to re-assign a team's
Division Assignment (Gold/Silver) for competitive purposes/division sizes

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