I did not realize it was so little compared to the $50 million Ciaa value to Charlotte. Seems like it would have grown by now.
They had a good crowd last night. The main difference is the MEAC is still about basketball. They go to the games and back to the hotels. The partygoers aren't here.
Compared to other mid-major conferences the MEAC is doing much better than most it comes to attendance.
Being about basketball clearly isn't helping the bottom line. 5 million is nothing to sneeze at but when compared to the CIAA's 50 million ..... Geesh.
the meac tournament will "never" be on the same level as the ciaa tournament even though meac schools far outnumber ciaa schools in terms of "enrollments". but unlike the ciaa, our schools are scattered all up and down the east coast. 1 in delaware, 3 in maryland, 1 in dc, 1 in virginia, 2 in north carolina, 1 in south carolina, 1 in georgia (soon be in the siac) and 2 in florida.
because our schools are so spreaded out, we'll never reach the potential attendance we'd have if our schools were closer together...