After relocating the Football and Basketball championships to Houston in 2013, it appears that Mayor Sylvester Turner wants to make the relationship between Houston and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) even more official.
Making what he called a “pretty good deal from a financial point of view,” Houston has formally bid to have the SWAC headquarters, currently located in Birmingham, move to downtown Houston. Birmingham Business Journal’s Tim Steere reports that the offer is currently under consideration.
The SWAC currently hosts its football championship in NRG Stadium, home of the Houston Texans, and its basketball championship tournament in the Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets. SWAC members Texas Southern University and Prairie View A&M University are in the Houston metropolitan area.