Back in the spring, SEC commissioner Mike Slive let it be known that the SEC was looking to find a more permanent home for its annual men’s basketball tournament. The suspicion was that Nashville would get the nod.
Well, it looks like that nod will come tomorrow.
The SEC has sent out a press advisory regarding an “historic announcement” to be made in the Music City tomorrow by Slive, Nashville Mayer Karl Dean, and representatives of the Bridgestone Arena. It is expected that the SEC will still move the tourney to other sites on rare occasions.
This is a smart move by the league. Nashville now joins Atlanta (football) and Birmingham (baseball) as hosts to the major mens’ sports in the SEC. All three cities have plenty of hotel space, plenty of nightlife, and are centrally-located within the league’s footprint.