Apr 03, 2017
San Antonio may have a Texas-sized problem on its hands.
The city is scheduled to host college basketball’s Final Four next year, but if state legislators pass a bill that would restrict access to bathrooms for the transgendered community, the NCAA could pull the plug on the climax of March Madness.
The NCAA is a dedicated anti-discrimination organization and has taken a hard line on the issue in the past. After North Carolina passed a similar measure restricting bathroom use last year, the association pulled first- and second-round games of this year’s tournament out of Greensboro, costing the city an estimated $14.5 million, according to the city’s visitors center.
San Antonio would have to contend with a much bigger loss in revenue because it would lose out on the biggest spectacle college basketball has to offer, as opposed to some early-round games. The city last hosted the Final Four in 2008, which brought an extra $47 million to the area.
Complete article at: http://fortune.com/2017/04/03/final-four-2018-san-antonio-bathroom-bill/