CIAA Basketball Tourney Moves To Baltimore In 2021 With A Potential $50M Economic Impact

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The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association is bringing its big party to Baltimore starting in 2021.

The city and the athletic conference made up of smaller historically black colleges and universities, including Bowie State University in Maryland, announced Tuesday that the CIAA will move its popular men’s and women’s basketball tournaments to Baltimore for three years.

Baltimore beat out longtime host Charlotte, N.C., and Norfolk, Va., to become the next home for the event. In North Carolina, the CIAA tournament week was the city’s largest annual tourism event, with a reported annual economic impact exceeding $50 million. Read more

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh spoke with Roland Martin on Tuesday about the deal to bring the CIAA tournament to Baltimore on #RolandMartinUnfiltered

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