2017 CIAA Tournament Records 4th Highest Economic Impact
Conference sets sights on continuing impactful programming and community engagement in 2018

Charlotte, N.C. (June 5, 2017) - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) records its fourth highest economic impact of $47.4 million during the 2017 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament hosted at the end of February in Charlotte, North Carolina. Overall visitors to Charlotte for this year’s tournament ranged between 103,000 to 138,000. 

The conference added Bojangles’ Coliseum to its official venue footprint in 2017 to host early-round basketball game sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday and continued with the quarterfinals, semifinals and championship finals at Spectrum Center on Thursday through Saturday. The collective game attendance for both venues was more than 69,000 fans throughout the week. READ MORE

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