Basketball tournament hosted by League City, Clear Creek ISD expected to generate $500,000

League City and Clear Creek ISD will be home to the 20th Annual Texas Classic Basketball tournament April 26-28, which is expected to bring an estimated $500,000 boost to the local economy, according to a press release.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association-sanctioned tournament, run by Nelson Brand Sports, is part of Clear Creek ISD's and the League City Convention & Visitors Bureau’s efforts to develop sports tourism and increase the number of League City visitors to fund economic development, according to the release.

The tournament will bring 125 teams from Texas and the southwest United States along with players’ families, coaches and college scouts into the Bay Area, producing an estimated $500,000 economic boost as they spend money on hotels, food, gas, entertainment and more, according to the release.

“We are thankful for the partnership with CCISD and the support of its administrators and coaches in bringing this basketball tournament to our community,” LCCVB Administrator Bryan Roller said in the release. “We also hope the League City community will attend the games and catch a glimpse of future NCAA and NBA stars.”

Tournament sites will be placed around CCISD’s Clear Creek and Clear Falls high schools. Using both high school and junior high gyms will create a visitor-friendly experience with minimal travel between tournament venues, according to the release.

The LCCVB, partnering with the League City Regional Chamber of Commerce, is looking for local residents and business owners to volunteer to run information booths at tournament sites. For more information, contact Roller at bryan.roller@leaguecitytx.gov.
By Jake Magee
Jake Magee has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper.

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