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CIAA will Remain in Charlotte for 6 more Years

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Charlotte, NC -

The CIAA and the City of Charlotte made a six-year partnership official Wednesday afternoon at a media conference.

 The huge Division II basketball tournament will remain in Charlotte for six more years.

County Commissioner Chairman Trevor Fuller told the media that the CIAA tournament generated $30 million in direct spending for the region last year. 

With this new deal, comes new pricing. CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams says the conference has joined forced with hotels in the area to make sure accommodations are affordable. She says that was one of the biggest complaints they received last year.

Discounted rates can be applied when fans book their hotel rooms through the CIAA site. 

McWilliams also said ticket prices will be lower for next year's tournament. Center court packages will go for around $250.

Mayor Dan Clodfelter said he hopes the relationship between the city and the conference continues for years to come. He said the tournament has been nothing but great for the city.

The CIAA men's and women's basketball tournament was in Charlotte from Feb. 25 to March 1 of this year. Next year's tournament is scheduled for Feb. 23 - Feb. 28.

A new logo for the conference tournament was also revealed Wednesday. It features the Charlotte skyline. McWilliams says she hopes the conference and the tournament will become a part of the fabric of the City of Charlotte.

Tickets for the 2015 tournament go on sale Monday. For information on buying tickets and booking hotels visit the CIAA website.

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