November 13th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

The Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday the intention to extend the SEC Basketball Tournament’s tenure at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville through 2030. The new agreement would also give the SEC the choice to extend the tournament an additional five years through 2035. The tournaments are expected to bring a $350 million economic impact to Music City. Throughout the post-season tournament’s residency, Nashville could receive around 500 hours of national television exposure. Officials predict that 3.2 million fans will attend the upcoming tournaments, bringing tourists to the downtown area. “Nashville has proven to be an outstanding home for Southeastern Conference basketball and we are pleased to reconfirm this long-term relationship with Music City as the host for these championship events,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “Nashville provides tremendous support for this tournament, creates lasting memories for our student-athletes and offers an outstanding experience and venue for our fans.” – Caitlyn Shelton, fox17 – Read More

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