Wednesday, February 25, 2009

CIAA Tournament

The CIAA Tournament will run through February 28th at Time Warner Arena and various Uptown venues. The tournament is the third largest NCAA tournament, and generated over $30 million in revenue for Charlotte in 2008. It raises an estimated $2 million in scholarship funding for CIAA schools every year.

Despite economic conditions, the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority does not expect diminished crowds; in fact, hotels remain sold out.

The tournament is expected to affect Uptown residents through increased traffic and activity. For more information, see the link above or this "At A Glance" information sheet.