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February 18, 2003

Albany -City leaders are trying to lure a college basketball championship tournament to town. Leaders will try to convince the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to hold its championship in Albany. ASU is of one of about 10 colleges in the SIAC.

City manager Janice Allen Jackson says the championship would means big bucks for the city. "The tournament would bring hundreds of people to town. They will stay at our hotels and spend money at our stores and restaurants," said Jackson.

Albany is competing against Columbia, South Carolina and Birmingham, Alabama for a three year contract to host the SIAC Championship. If we get the contract, Albany must find another home from the South-Sectional Public High School Tournament which has been held at the Civic Center for years. The city is looking to relocate that tournament to ASU.

Posted at 5:00PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com