IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 is keeping its men’s basketball tournament in Kansas City through at least 2020, and the conference plans play the baseball and for women’s basketball tournaments in Oklahoma City for multiple years.READ MORE: Governor Abbott Proposes Parental Bill of Rights As Part of Re-Election Campaign
Kansas City has annually hosted men’s basketball since 2010, and was already set for 2016 before the new multiyear agreement Thursday through 2020. The tournament was a sellout in each of the past two seasons, averaging more than 18,000 fans a game there.READ MORE: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Refuses To Hand Over January 6 Records
The women’s tournament was in Dallas this year, and it was previously announced Oklahoma City would host in 2016. Pending final negotiations, that will extend to 2019.
Baseball is returning to Oklahoma City next year, and Big 12 officials said final negotiations are pending for that to go through 2020.MORE NEWS: Dallas ISD: A Lot Involved In Keeping Doors Open During COVID-19 Surge
(© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)