The CAA Men’s Basketball tournament has been held in the Richmond Coliseum since 1990. In that 23 year period a Richmond team, University of Richmond (former member) or Virginia Commonwealth University has been in the finals 13 times and won the championship 8 times. Other Virginia schools have also benefited from the championship being held in Virginia during this time, Old Dominion University (6), George Mason University (4) and James Madison University (1).
Maybe the best way to get the CAA tournament out of Richmond, and Virginia, is to financially boycott the tournament. Go to the games to support your team but spend as little money as possible within 10 miles of the Richmond Coliseum.
Stay at hotels outside Richmond and charter shuttle busses, or carpool, to the games to reduce the number of parked vehicles.
Organize tailgate potlucks before the game. Have “brown bag” parties between sessions for fans who go all day on Friday and Saturday.
At the Coliseum buy a program and maybe one non-alcoholic drink. Do not buy t-shirts, food or beer.
Contact your student associations, alumni associations and boosters to spread the word.