Reports: Richmond, VCU to host A-10 men’s basketball tournament initially appeared on NBC Sports Washington
The 2021 Atlantic 10 Males’s Basketball Event might be performed in Richmond, Va on the campuses of VCU and the College of Richmond in line with a number of stories.
Matt Norlander from CBS Sports activities was the primary to interrupt the information.
Atlantic 10 information: The league has chosen Richmond AND VCU to host its 2021 convention event, a supply tells @CBSSports. The colleges will cut up internet hosting duties by way of the semis. Richmond will host the title sport. Event runs March 10-14, similar bracket format as all the time.
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) January 27, 2021
Earlier this 12 months, the league determined to maneuver the event away from the Barclay’s Heart in Brooklyn, NY as a result of coronavirus pandemic. With out followers (and even restricted followers) permitted to attend, there may be little incentive to play the event at a big venue.
Richmond is a perfect location for the truth that they’ve two faculties in shut proximity to 1 one other to permit video games to be cut up at two venues. Given considerations with the virus, spreading out begin instances for the video games and holding groups separated are of the utmost focus.
Philadelphia, with La Salle and Saint Joseph’s, would possible have been one other metropolis with comparable advantages.
The event might be held from March 10-14 the place the automated bid might be given to the convention champion. It’s unknown if followers might be allowed to attend. At present, the state of Virginia permits for 250 patrons to attend sporting occasions. Most colleges have used that to provide tickets to households and prime season tickets holders.
Each the Spiders and the Rams have good pictures at profitable the convention event. As of this writing they’re every in a tie for third place within the convention standings with a 4-2 league file. This 12 months will mark the primary time because the 2003-04 season that the boys’s championship was held on a campus website.