The inaugural tournament for the American Athletic Conference (AAC) will be held at Memphis at the Fedex Forum. The forum is the venue where the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies and NCAA’s Memphis Tiger’s play during the regular season.
“We are very excited to have the first American Athletic Conference championship at FedExForum,” said Aresco. “We received significant interest from many outstanding venues. FedExForum is an outstanding facility and the Forum, the city of Memphis, the University of Memphis and the local community will combine to create a wonderful inaugural event that our teams, coaches, administrators and fans will embrace and enjoy.”
The dates of the 2014 championship are March 12-15. Each game of the 10-team tournament will be televised on the ESPN networks. The championship game on Saturday, March 15, will be televised on ESPN. The tournament will begin with two first-round games on Wednesday, March 12.
Two quarterfinal doubleheaders will be played on Thursday, March 13, followed by a semifinal doubleheader on Friday, March 14. Game times will be announced at a later date.