Why the NBA will give the Alabama-Miami basketball rivalry another shot
Posted On May 24, 2021
The NCAA has granted a 10-year, $100 million extension to play a game in a stadium next to a new NCAA-approved basketball arena in Miami, Florida.
The extension is part of a $4 billion deal that will allow for the league to continue hosting the All-Star Game in the stadium that opened in 2017 and is now being renovated.
The Hurricanes will host the game again at the end of 2019, and Miami will host an all-star game in 2021.
The game in 2020 and 2021 will be played in a new, renovated facility.
The deal was reached Monday with a three-hour meeting.
NCAA President Mark Emmert said the extension will keep the league open for two more years and will give fans and alumni a chance to watch the rivalry on the big screen.
The NCAA also added a new $200 million conference tournament that will start next season and will be televised by ESPN.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.