Council backs basketball tournament

March 29, 2016

Legislation passed Monday evening will allow the city to hire a management company to run and promote the 2016 King James Shooting Stars Classic and the all-new Lady James Queen's Classic basketball tournaments. The events are expected to generate millions of dollars in revenue for local business as teams and fans from more than 20 states and Canada come to Akron to participate. The King James Classic is one of the five biggest amateur basketball tournaments in America. It will be held April 22-24. The Lady James Classic will be June 10-12. 

March 28, 2016 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.