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2006 CIAA Tournament Starts New Era In Charlotte

Posted March 3, 2006 7:57 a.m. EST

— The CIAA Tournament begins this week. This year, all the action is in the Queen City. For at least the next three years, the tournament will be held in Charlotte.

The city's major selling point was the brand-new downtown basketball arena that is the current home of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats. The sprawling arena covers about nine acres with a capacity of more than 20,000. The structures that anchor the main building will provide plenty of space for the customary fan interaction and the ever-popular Vendors Pavilion.

While the basketball games will be the main attraction, there will be plenty of other things going on. Check back with WRAL-TV and WRAL.com as we present stories from the CIAA festivities.


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Member Schools:

Western Division

  • Fayetteville State University

  • Johnson C. Smith University

  • Livingstone College

  • North Carolina Central University

  • Saint Augustine's College

  • Winston-Salem State University

  • Eastern Division

  • Bowie State University

  • Elizabeth City State University

  • Saint Paul's College

  • Shaw University

  • Virginia State University

  • Virginia Union University