Finally, the CAA basketball tournament is moving out of the Richmond Coliseum. Last night news broke about a press conference happening today regarding an announcement about the men’s tournament:
CAA and “The City of Baltimore” are having a press conference tomorrow. Making a major announcement about men’s tournament. #caahoops
— CAAHoopsStaff (@CAAHoopsStaff) December 11, 2012
“The league tourney has been played at the Richmond Coliseum since 1990, but will move to the Mariner Arena in Baltimore starting in 2013-14 — for at least three years.”
After years of coaches and fans complaining about how much of an advantage VCU had playing in their own back yard, the CAA will finally have a more neutral location. Spare me the talk of Towson having an advantage here. This ends a 23 year run at the Richmond Coliseum and although Baltimore’s 1st Mariner Arena isn’t exactly the Barclays Center, it’s still a better situation and surrounding area. The arena has gotten some upgrades and has a much better hotel and bar scene in the surrounding area.