Nashville to host SEC men's basketball tournament four times in next 10 years

Friday, September 3, 2010 at 4:18pm
Staff reports

The Southeastern Conference announced Friday that Bridgestone Arena will be the site of its men’s basketball tournament in 2015, 2016 and 2019. The arena also previously was picked the tournament’s venue in 2013.

That means that the SEC tournament will be held in downtown Nashville four times over the next decade.

“We are excited about continuing our relationship with the city of Nashville,” commissioner Mike Slive said in a release announcing the schedule. “Nashville provides SEC teams and fans a great postseason experience. This past year’s tournament at Bridgestone Arena was one of the most exciting in recent memory.”

Bridgestone Arena has hosted the event three times, including the most recent one.

“As we experienced this year, the Bridgestone Arena and downtown campus provides an exciting and electric atmosphere for players, fans and media,” Nashville Sports Council president and CEO Scott Ramsey said. “We are appreciative of the confidence the SEC has in Nashville as a host city and look forward to welcoming everyone back to Nashville on a regular basis over the next decade.”

Future SEC Tournament Sites
2011       Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome)
2012       New Orleans, La. (New Orleans Arena)
2013       Nashville, Tenn. (Bridgestone Arena)
2014       Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome)
2015       Nashville, Tenn. (Bridgestone Arena)
2016       Nashville, Tenn. (Bridgestone Arena)
2017       TBD
2018       TBD
2019       Nashville, Tenn. (Bridgestone Arena)

2 Comments on this post:

By: TakePrideInNash on 9/3/10 at 2:28

Kudos for Nashville!

By: producer2 on 9/3/10 at 3:53

c'mon Pride, you know nothing ever happens downtown! :)