League City is embracing “sports tourism” as a market to fuel economic development and increase the number of visitors to the city:

The League City Convention & Visitors Bureau League City (LCCVB), in partnership with the Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD), is happy to announce we will be hosting the 20th Annual Texas Classic Basketball tournament April 26-28, 2019. The NCAA sanctioned tournament will feature elite teams from Texas and the southwest United States.

The tournament, which is operated by Nelson Brand Sports, is a part of a focused LCCVB effort to develop “sports tourism” as a viable market to fuel economic development and increase the number of visitors to League City.

The three-day showcase tournament will bring more than 125 teams, tournament officials, parents, and college scouts into League City and the Bay Area Houston region, and is expected to generate more than $500,000 in local economic impact through spending on hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and personal purchases.