CHICAGO – The 40th anniversary of the McDonald’s All American Games will be celebrated in Chicago.
Douglas Freeland, director of the McDonald’s All American Games, announced Tuesday that they finalized a deal last week to keep the games in the Windy City next year.
That will mark the seventh straight year the games have been in Chicago.
“Chicago is just a great sports city, not only for professional and college but also for high school sports,” said Freeland, who added that there was an option for 2018. “The culture here, the restaurants, the hotels… Then there’s the United Center; just such a historic building. We’re excited about being here, we’re gonna have a lot of fun again next year.”
The 39th installment of the all star games will take place Wednesday night, with the girls game tipping at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU, and the boys starting at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.