MAC tournaments at ‘The Q’ thru 2023
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Mid-American Conference will hold its men’s and women’s tournaments at Quicken Loans Arena through at least 2023.
The MAC announced a six-year contract extension with The Q on Wednesday. The current agreement between the conference and arena runs through 2017.
Quicken Loans has hosted the men’s tournament since 2000, making it the second longest running neutral site tournament in the country.
MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said the tradition of "coming to Cleveland" has been important to the league. It’s estimated the tournaments generate over $14 million annually for the city.
The tournaments will be held this year from March 11-14, with both men’s and women’s title games on March 14. The winners of both receive automatic bids to the NCAA tournaments.