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CIAA Tournament

Creating New Legacies

February 20-26, 2023

Mark your calendar for the CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament in Charm City February 20-26, 2023. We hope to see you there!


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Plan Your Trip

Get ready to head to Baltimore! Buy your tickets for the tournament, book your hotel and start planning your trip.

Traveling to Baltimore via Amtrak? Students (17-24) are eligible for a 15% discount!

BoP Pass & Black-Owned Business Directory

Discover Black museums, restaurants, shops & cultural attractions with this free pass.

Trumpeter playing to a starry sky in front of a colorful building

With the free BoP pass, you get special discounts and exclusive access to cultural institutions and landmarks like the National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, the Frederick Douglass-Issac Myers Maritime Park Museum, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. Plus you’ll have Baltimore’s Black-owned business directory in the palm of your hand.

Charm City Check-In Challenge

Explore Charm City for a chance to win a prize!

Looking for more things to see and do while in Baltimore for the 2022 CIAA Basketball Tournament? Access our free, digital Charm City Check-in pass. Log visits at five or more of the suggested locations to be entered to win a prize. Get in the game!

CIAA Shuttle Bus

Getting around during tournament week just got easier!

A free shuttle will be available for CIAA attendees February 22-26 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Buses will be running every 20 minutes with stops at tournament hotels and key points of interest, including the Baltimore Convention Center, Royal Farms Arena and Power Plant Live.


  • Baltimore Convention Center
  • Royal Farms Arena
  • Power Plant Live
  • Bus #1
    • Marriott Waterfront
    • Four Seasons
    • Hilton Garden Inn
    • Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
  • Bus #2
    • Hotel Monaco
    • Hyatt Regency
    • Radisson Hotel
    • Sheraton Hotel
  • Bus # 3
    • Marriott Inner Harbor
    • Hilton Hotel
    • Holiday Inn Inner Harbor
    • Days Inn Inner Harbor

Important information to know about Royal Farms Arena

CIAA Royal Farms Arena info

How Baltimore locals can get involved

Join us in welcoming the CIAA to Baltimore.

Students, alumni and basketball fans come together every year for this longstanding tradition—it’s more than a basketball championship; it’s a social event and a family reunion. We look forward to welcoming thousands of excited fans to Baltimore and showing them the authentic Charm City we all know and love. There are several ways to be part of the action:

Volunteer to Welcome Visitors

Represent the city as an official tournament volunteer at this week-long event. Sign up for shifts here. All volunteers get free swag for their time!

Become a Local Contributor

Learn how your company or institution can be part of this exciting event, get in touch to discuss opportunities:

Anjelica Butcher
Local Contributor Coordinator
[email protected]

Become a Fan Fest Vendor

Submit your application to be a vendor during the CIAA Fan Fest. As an exhibitor, you will have the opportunity to sell your goods, services and distribute information from one of the largest attended venues during CIAA Week.

For any questions or inquiries, please contact [email protected].

Attend Diversity, Equity & Inclusion training

Free training with a focus on the history of the CIAA and how to create an inclusive environment. The next training will be January 19. Register here.

Buy tickets and attend the games and events

Basketball, social events, educational seminars, Fan Fest and more happening all week long. For tickets and tournament schedule, visit The CIAA Website.

Get social

Follow and engage with Visit Baltimore and the CIAA and help amplify the message across your social channels.

Local Contributors

Local Contacts

Visit Baltimore – CIAA Inquiries/ Event Inquiries

Sonjie DeCaires
Visit Baltimore CIAA Event Consultant
[email protected]

Visit Baltimore – Local Baltimore Information

Bon Whiting
Senior Project Manager
[email protected]

John Chrissomallis
Chief Inspector
Board of Liquor License Commissioners
[email protected]

Staci Russell
Assistant Executive Secretary
Board of Liquor License Commissioners
[email protected]

Michelle Abbott-Cole
Operations Officer III
Department of Transportation
[email protected]

Visit Baltimore Merch

Show off your Baltimore pride in style with t-shirts, hats and hoodies featuring the Visit Baltimore logo. Plus get your hands on our one-of-a-kind posters.