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West Coast Conference agrees to three-year extension to hold tournaments at Orleans Arena

The West Coast Conference unveiled a new logo during a press conference on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. (Jim Meehan / The Spokesman-Review)

LAS VEGAS – The WCC men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will remain at the Orleans Arena for the next three years, the conference announced Tuesday.

The last 11 tournaments have been staged at the Orleans Arena.

The tournaments have been a hit at the turnstiles with Gonzaga followers often numbering 4,000-5,000 strong inside the Orleans Arena.

“Our goal as a conference is to put on a world-class conference championship, both in terms of competitive play and fan experience,” WCC Commissioner Gloria Nevarez said. “The combination of outstanding venue and elite basketball has led to an annual sold-out event. The Orleans and Boyd Gaming have proven to be excellent partners for over a decade, and we are excited to extend this valuable partnership.”

Conference announces new branding

The WCC unveiled a new logo and branding to better reflect the conference’s mission and goals.

The WCC teamed with Legend Labs, a brand strategy firm.

“As a conference we are committed to showcasing what the WCC has to offer on the national stage and this innovative direction and updated brand will help us achieve that endeavor,” Nevarez said.