Southland to hold basketball conference championships in Lake Charles through 2029

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The Southland Conference announced Tuesday that the men's and women's basketball conference championships will be held i...

August 30, 2023
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The Southland Conference announced Tuesday that the men's and women's basketball conference championships will be held in Lake Charles through 2029. In 2023, the Southland Conference men's and women's basketball tournaments at McNeese's Legacy Center brought in a record-breaking economic impact of $5.3 million on the Lake Charles community in 14 days. While the basketball tournaments will be held at the Legacy Center through 2029, extending the previous contract which was set to expire following the 2026 tournaments, the conference baseball, and softball tournaments, which were also held at McNeese in 2023, will be moved to Hammond, Louisiana, where Southeastern Louisiana will be the host for at least the 2024 season.

Matthew Travis