SIAC CHAMPIONSHIPS ON THE MOVE
The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and the City of Rock Hill (S.C.) announced a three-year agreement to bring the conference basketball and volleyball championships to the brand new Rock Hill Sports and Events Center. The volleyball championship will run from November 18-20 with the men’s and women’s basketball tournament scheduled for March 2-7, 2020.
“We just like the whole turnkey approach of having an event that can really grow into becoming a community event,” SIAC Commissioner Greg Moore said.
This won’t be the SIAC’s first visit to York County, South Carolina located 31 miles south of Charlotte. Winthrop University hosted the SIAC cross country championship last Fall and track and field championship in April, 2019.
Rock Hill and current host Birmingham, Ala. were finalists for the three championships. Rock Hill officials used their experience from hosing SIAC championships at Winthrop to sell the conference on their ability to host with the new sports and event center, scheduled for completion in October. The new center will have a 1,200-seat championship court along with a 700-seat main court and 8,000 square foot of multipurpose event space.