March Madness & Big Ten Tournament

Make the Chicago Athletic Association hotel home base for the madness

FEBRUARY 2019 — The 2019 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament returns to Chicago for the 10th time next month, taking over the United Center from Wednesday, March 13 – Sunday, March 17. And of course, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, better known as March Madness 2019, kicks off that same Sunday, March 17, running through the Final Four National Championship weekend, Saturday, April 6 – Monday, April 8. You game?

Whether you’re in town to support your team for The Big Ten Tournament, or looking to catch every game throughout March Madness on the big screen, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel is your home base, located right down Madison Avenue from the United Center in the heart of downtown Chicago – the perfect place to call home for the long weekend (or until the end of the game at least).

Athletically-Inspired Design
Our elegantly appointed hotel rooms reference the traditional clubrooms of athletic associations gone by, with old-world Chicago style and modern-day amenities. Choose from our selection of classic queen, king, double rooms, or opt for more space if you’re coming with the whole crew with a superior guestroom.

Beers & Burgers in Game Room
Located on the second floor just past the front desk, Game Room is our original billiards room reborn as a boisterous playground with a selection of classic games and a bar that pays homage to our clubby past for a new era of competitive smackdowns. Stop by before the game, after the game, or during the game to watch uninterrupted Big Ten Tournament and March Madness coverage.

Open Gym in Stagg Court 
Once the original basketball court and gymnasium for the old Athletic Association, Stagg Court has been reimagined as an inspired and playful space for events, concerts, and shows. Hotel guests are be able to check in with the front desk team to borrow a basketball, and shoot some hoops before the big game(s).


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