Hutchinson has been the home to the NJCAA’s premier basketball championship since 1949.
Last April, the Hutchinson community voiced their overwhelming support for The Tournament by voting to approve a 0.35 percent sales tax increase to fund a $29.5 million renovation to the Sports Arena. This helped set the stage for the contract extension.
The tournament brings an estimated $1.3 million impact annually for the Hutchinson community.
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