Neutral Site Tournament Venue
Williams Field High School (WFHS)
2076 S. Higley Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85295
$5.00 Students with High School ID, Active Military and Senior Citizens (62 and over)
Children five and under admitted free
Ticket sales for all AIA state championship events will be conducted digitally. Spectators can only attend events in the postseason by ordering their tickets online through the association's official partner GoFan. Click here to access GoFan's site and from there you will be able to select your championship event, or download the free app and search for AIA events.
Please note that live streaming rights of all postseason events are held by NFHSNetwork.com. Events broadcasted by AZPreps365.com and/or the NFHS Network are exclusive to those entities for postseason competition. If AZPreps365.com or the NFHS Network are not broadcasting, a school or third party may broadcast using the following three options:
NFHS Network School Broadcast Program broadcasting: If a school plans to stream a postseason event and has an NFHS Network School Broadcast Program account, it can stream through the NFHS Network.
NFHS Network Affiliate Program: A third party wanting to become an NFHS Network affiliate will be granted exclusive rights to a postseason event at no cost. The outlet must stream the event solely to the NFHS Network. The outlet may broadcast the event in its own manner and may keep its advertising. Outlet will also be eligibile for royalties. Sample Affiliate Agreement
Any other means: Outside entities may be able to broadcast an NFHS Network "declined event" with non-exclusive rights. Permission must be granted through the AIA by completing a Media Rights Agreement and agreeing to rights fees. click here for agreement
2021-22 State Tournament Schedule
Semifinals: Thu., Nov. 4, 6 p.m., High Seed
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 6, 6:15 p.m., WFHS
Conference Play-In Tournament
2A: Tue., Nov. 2, 6 p.m., High Seed
Note: Dates/Times/Locations Subject to Change
State Tournament Qualifying
2A (4-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have played a minimum of six (6) games. Each of the two (2) region champions will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. The top four (4) teams that are not region champions in the AIA rankings powered by MaxPreps will earn bids to the play-in bracket. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the four (4) teams. The state tournament will consist of two rounds and be single elimination.
· 2A: Two (2) automatic bids and two (2) play-in winners