For many years, Alexandria was the chosen place for the end of basketball season. But, these leaders hope to bring them back, especially with planned renovations to the Rapides Coliseum.
The old Coliseum in its new configuration would provide the capacity for the Sweet 16 and other tournaments.
The city is required to bid on the tournaments just like other cities.
Alexandria leaders also hope with the revival of the Hotel Bentley and more restaurants, the city will be a beacon for these tournaments.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/24/14