CIAA 2012: A Numbers Game

The CIAA Tournament, taking place February 27-March 4, will draw tens of thousands of people to Charlotte and generate tens of millions of dollars. Let’s break it down by the numbers
Courtesy of CIAA.
Governor Bev Perdue poses with young CIAA fans at last year’s tournament.
Age of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA)
Years the basketball tournament has been held
Consecutive years it’s been in Charlotte
Basketball games at Time Warner Cable Arena over 5 days



Schools in the CIAA
$44.3 million
Estimated economic impact in Charlotte in 2011
Percent increase from 2010 impact
Attendance for official CIAA events in 2011
$1.55 million
Generated for scholarships for CIAA schools last year


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