The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament is the signature athletic event sponsored by the conference. The Tournament will feature all 12 CIAA men's and women's teams, vying for two spots in the NCAA Tournament. The championship encompasses much more than the 22 heart-pounding basketball games which includes Charlotte's very own Johnson C. Smith University. It will also feature free activities for the community, alumni and all fans – from Career and Education Days to the fan festival event, Fan Experience, and more. In 2015, the event will see a variety of improvements, including more in-arena entertainment and VIP packages. Touted as the third most attended basketball tournament among all NCAA divisions, the CIAA Tournament has become an integral event that the Charlotte community rallies around year after year.