North Carolina

CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament Coming to the Queen City

25 Jan, 2017

It’s a ‘Full Court Press’ as tickets are now on sale to the 2017 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament in two great Charlotte, N.C. venues from February 21 – 25.

This year’s basketball action will commence at Bojangles Coliseum on February 21 and 22 with early round game sessions, and continue with the quarterfinals, semifinals, and championship finals at Spectrum Center, formerly known as Time Warner Cable Arena, on February 23 through 25.

“We are excited about the opportunity to host our men’s and women’s basketball teams in these two great venues,” says CIAA commissioner, Jacqie McWilliams.  “This allows us to expand our footprint across the city to deepen our engagement within the community the CIAA calls home, and create experiences that everyone can be a part of.”

All-session tickets provide fans with access to 22 action-packed games, live performances by national recording artists, premium vendors, great food, shopping, contests, prizes and more. Tickets can be purchased at and  Details on how to purchase courtside tickets and suites can be found at

Want the best available hotel rates? Fans are encouraged to utilize the CIAA’s hotel housing program, which provides tournament attendees with the best available rates for more than 25 hotel brands within and surrounding Uptown Charlotte.  The  variety of lodging options are within a short walk, Lynx rail stop, or quick car ride to Bojangles Coliseum, Spectrum Center and the Charlotte Convention Center where all of the official CIAA event action will be hosted.

Hotel reservations can be made online at or via phone at (844) 293-6678 on Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. The deadline to book your hotel room is Thursday, February 2 at 11:59 p.m.

Information about official events associated with the CIAA tournament can be found at For details about the CIAA conference and its 15 championship sports, visit

About the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA): Founded in 1912, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is the first African American athletic conference and one of the most recognized conferences in Division II. The CIAA conducts 16 championships attended by more than 150,000 fans from around the country. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the CIAA is governed by the Presidents and Chancellors of its 12 member-institutions: Bowie State University, Chowan University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith University, The Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Livingstone College, Saint Augustine's University, Shaw University, Virginia State University, Virginia Union University and Winston-Salem State University. For more information on the CIAA, visit For more information on the CIAA Basketball Tournament, visit, “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.


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