It’s not quite the NBA returning to Vancouver, but organizers call it the city’s biggest basketball-related news since the Grizzlies came to town.
The Vancouver Convention Centre will be home to an annual basketball tournament featuring eight men’s and women’s NCAA Division I teams, beginning in November 2017.
The exhibition space will be transformed into a 3,000 seat venue.
The participating teams will be announced later.
Tourism Vancouver says they see it as a “huge opportunity” for the city.