AAU Girls Basketball National Championships To Leave $1.9 Million Economic Impact

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Chattanooga will host 108 teams for the 2014 AAU Girls Basketball 7th Grade Division I, II and III National Championships from July 10-15. The championships will bring more than 5,000 people and leave an estimated economic impact of $1,875,000. 

“We are extremely excited to be hosting one of the AAU’s largest championships for the sixth time," said Tim Morgan, president of the Chattanooga Sports Committee.  "The attendees always generate such a great buzz around the city and it’s a lot of fun to have them here.  We look forward to hosting the teams, some from as far away as Oregon, and showing them some great Southern hospitality.”

Opening ceremonies will be Thursday, July 10, around 6 p.m. at McKenzie Arena. 

CHAMPIONSHIP VENUES
Download a PDF map with the locations – www.aau7girlsbb14.com/resources/Map4.pdf
UTC McKenzie Arena, 720 East 4th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403
UTC Maclellan Gym, 720 East 4th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403
UTC ARC, 720 East 4th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403
Girls Preparatory School, 205 Island Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37505
East Hamilton High School, 2015 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road, Chattanooga, TN 36363
East Ridge High School, 4400 Bennett Road, Chattanooga TN 37412
21st Century Academy, 104 North Tuxedo Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37411
 
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
July 10: Registration (10 a.m.), Team Practices and Opening Ceremonies (6 p.m.) – all at McKenzie Arena
July 11–14: Competition (Pool Play, Elimination Tournament)
July 15: Championships Division I, II, III and Closing ceremonies
Division I Registration and practice times: www.aau7girlsbb14.com/downloads/files/Division%20I.pdf
Division II Registration and practice times: www.aau7girlsbb14.com/downloads/files/Division%20II.pdf
Division III Registration and practice times: www.aau7girlsbb14.com/downloads/files/Division%20III.pdf
 
TICKETS
Tournament pass (only available on Thursday, July 10): Adult/$40, Youth/$25
Daily passes (available July 11): Adult/$12, Youth/$8
Official Tournament Program: $8
Special: Buy the program with a tournament pass and save $3 (costs would then be $45 and $30)



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