The Big 12 basketball tournament has a made a comfortable home in Kansas City. As of now, it doesn’t look like it will be moving anytime soon.
According to College Basketball Talk, the Big 12 held its annual spring meeting Thursday afternoon and they went over multiple sites to host the conference tournament.
This included leaving the tournament leaving Kansas City for the first time since 2009 when it was hosted in the Oklahoma City.
The decision was ultimately made by Commissioned Bob Bowlsby.
“We are thrilled to announce the future sites for the championships. Every city that submitted a bid did a phenomenal job – making our decision very difficult. We look forward to growing the success of our men’s basketball championship in Kansas City, while also exposing fans throughout our footprint to our postseason competitions.”
Kansas City has hosted fourteen of the nineteen tournaments since the Big 12 came to fruition in 1996. Seven of those were held in Kemper Arena and the other seven were held in Sprint Center.
The Sprint Center will host the twentieth edition of the Big 12 Tournament in 2016. I’m sure two-time defending champion Iowa State will be happy to hear that.
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