VCU, Richmond to co-host Atlantic 10 Tournament

Published: Jan. 27, 2021 at 10:22 PM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Atlantic 10 men’s basketball tournament is coming to the River City.

Sources with knowledge of the arrangement confirmed to NBC12 that VCU and Richmond will co-host the event at the Siegel Center and the Robins Center March 10-14. How games will be divided between the two venues has yet to be released, but an official announcement from the conference is expected on Thursday.

Back on January 14, the A-10 announced that it would be moving the league tournament from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to an on-campus site for 2021, citing the ongoing pandemic environment. Both the Rams and Spiders expressed interest to the conference in becoming hosts for the event.

How each venue will handle fan access also has yet to be announced. VCU has been allowing 250 fans into the Siegel Center for games, while Richmond has not opened the Robins Center to spectators, instead only permitting a handful of team guests.

Brooklyn has become the consistent home for the Atlantic 10 Tournament, hosting the event from 2013-2016, 2019 and 2020. It is scheduled to return to the Barclays Center in 2023 and 2024, with a stop in Washington D.C. in 2022.

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