Boys State Basketball Tournament leaving Glens Falls

The Boys State Basketball Tournament will not be held in Glens Falls in 2025. The city usually rolls out the red carpet for players, coaches and fans.

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association voted Wednesday to hold the tournament in Binghamton from 2025 to 2027, NewsChannel 13’s media partners at The Post-Star reported. The vote was 12 to 10.

Glens Falls has been the home for the tournament since 1981, but lost it once before to Binghamton from 2017 to 2019, before winning it back for 2022.

No tournament was held in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID.

The Binghamton tournament will be held at the Visions Veterans Memorial Arena.

Glens Falls will get another shot in three years to earn back the bid.

Glens Falls Mayor Bill Collins released this statement:

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Executive Committee today voted in favor of Binghamton’s bid for the Boy’s Basketball Championship for the years 2025-2027. This marks the end of a highly successful years-long run by Glens Falls as the tournament host.

Mayor Bill Collins remarked, “This is sad news for Glens Falls and the region. We strongly appreciate the efforts of Chip Corlew and the Greater Glens Falls Amateur Athletics Championships Association and its many partners and supporters across the city and Warren County in putting together their bid. We viewed it as a superior bid and were expecting that Glens Falls would continue as the home of the tournament.”

“We also recognize the economic importance of the tournament and will work together with local partners in efforts to offset any impact.”

“I would note that this is a 3-year contract only. We look forward to hearing from the NYSPHSAA on how Glens Falls’ future bid can be improved. We also look forward to cooperating with GGFAACA and its partners and supporters in bringing the championships back to its Glens Falls home.”