BALTIMORE – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association has selected Baltimore over Charlotte and Norfolk, Va., as the official site of the 2021-2023 CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament.
The tournament has been held in Charlotte for the past 13 years. It will remain here for the 2019 and 2020 tournaments.
“This is an exciting time for the CIAA as we have an opportunity to bring the basketball tournament to a new market, moving it closer to many of our northern institutions who have traveled to Charlotte for more than a decade,” CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams said. “We are incredibly thankful for our partnership between the CIAA, the City of Charlotte and the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. Charlotte is still our home. We are still headquartered here. We have built life-long friendships with our partners and the community that goes beyond the tournament. We plan to continue this great relationship.”
The announcement came after a site selection process that included site visits to each city to assess athletic facilities, convention center, hotels and restaurant options for the week-long event.