Downtown Champaign streets closed Friday-Saturday for 2 events

CHAMPAIGN – The intersection of Neil, Church and Main streets in downtown Champaign is closed to traffic through 3 a.m. Sunday to accommodate a bags tournament and the CuervoGames this weekend, Champaign police Sgt. Scott Friedlein said.

The C-U Bags Tournament is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Friedlein said. The tournament is sponsored by the Champaign West Rotary Club to benefit the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club, he said.

The CuervoGames are scheduled to run from noon to midnight Saturday, Friedlein said. Champaign is one of 19 sites across the nation chosen for the games, which feature competitions similar to those seen on the ABC-TV show "Wipeout," he said.

Friedlein said the area was cordoned off to traffic at 5 a.m. Friday because "a lot of set-up" was involved.

Southbound traffic on Neil Street is being rerouted west on Hill Street to State Street, then south on State to University Avenue, and east on University to Neil.

The Church Street and Main Street approaches to Neil Street are also closed off.

The bags tournament will be located on Neil Street north of the intersection and in the parking lot northeast of Neil and Main, Friedlein said.

The event sponsored by Jose Cuervo, a tequila distiller, will be largely located on Neil Street south of the intersection and on Main Street east to Fremont Street, he added.

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