CLEVELAND — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from March 11, 2021.
Since 2000, #MACtion has been a staple of the March calendar in downtown Cleveland.
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That won't be changing anytime soon.
On Friday, the Mid-American Conference announced that it has reached an agreement to continue to hold its men's and women's basketball tournaments at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse through 2030. The previous agreement between the two sides was set to expire in 2023.
“The Mid-American Conference is pleased to extend its partnership with Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse to host our Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament through 2030,” said MAC Commissioner, Dr. Jon A. Steinbrecher. “This seven-year contract extension provides our student-athletes and our fans the finest basketball facility in the country. The entire Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse team has been extremely supportive to and has worked collaboratively with the Conference staff to ensure our membership and student-athletes have an elite and memorable experience."
Added Cleveland Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse CEO Len Komoroski: “Through four extensions in the last two decades, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and the MAC have been on an incredible journey as we've worked together year-after-year to grow this event into a Cleveland tradition that continues to reap many benefits for our region. We are excited to once again extend our partnership and are proud to be able to provide a world-class experience for visiting fans and teams through 2030.”
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse -- formerly known as Quicken Loans Arena and Gund Arena -- has served as the home of the MAC's men's tournament since 2000 and women's tournament since 2001. Each year, the venue hosts eight men’s and eight women’s MAC teams for a four-day single-elimination tournament.