CIAA Prepares to Welcome Fans “Home” for the 2018 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament

Fans can now purchase game tickets and book discounted hotel rooms


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Charlotte, N.C. (October 2, 2017) – Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Men’s and Women’s basketball tournament slated for February 27 - March 3 in Charlotte, N.C., where the conference’s headquarters are located. 

This year’s theme, “Homecoming,” serves as a welcome to CIAA students, alumni and friends who are returning for the annual reunion experience, as well as an invitation to the Charlotte community and newcomers to be part of the conference family and participate in all that the tournament offers.

Similar to last year, early round game sessions will be held at Bojangles’ Coliseum on February 27 and 28, followed by the quarterfinals, semifinals and championship finals being held at Spectrum Center from March 1 to 3.

Fans can purchase all-session tickets, which provides access to 22 action-packed games, live performances by national recording artists, premium vendors, great food, shopping, contests, prizes and more. To purchase general tickets, or for information on how to buy courtside tickets or suites, visit General tickets can also be purchased at Alumni can purchase tickets directly from their member institutions, visit to find your school’s contact information.

“We have been celebrating the rich and vibrant history in our conference this fall with the 125 years of Black college football and that energy, excitement and tradition will undoubtedly roll into our upcoming annual basketball tournament,” said CIAA commissioner, Jacqie McWilliams. “Our homecoming theme reinforces the message of what the CIAA has meant and continues to mean for our students, alumni and fans. We look forward to continued community engagement that is a part of our foundation.” 

For the best available lodging rates at more than 25 hotels in the Uptown Charlotte area, tournament attendees are encouraged to utilize ConferenceDirect, the CIAA’s hotel booking partner. Lodging options are within a short walk, Lynx rail stop, or quick car ride to Bojangles’ Coliseum, Spectrum Center, Charlotte Convention Center, and the EpiCentre where official CIAA events will be hosted.

Hotel reservations can be made online at or via phone at (844) 293-6678 on Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Information about official events associated with the CIAA tournament can be found at For details about the CIAA conference and its championship sports visit,

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