City of Houston wants to be new home of SWAC headquarters
HOUSTON, Tex. —
The City of Birmingham has competition to keep the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner tells Houston TV station, FOX 26, that the city has made an offer to the SWAC to move it's headquarters to Houston.
"We have made an offer for them to consider, and they are taking a look at it," Turner told FOX 26. "Hopefully, we can get them here."
The SWAC headquarters have been located in Birmingham since 1999. The conference moved it's postseason football and basketball championships to Houston last summer.
Turner says he's already met with SWAC commissioner Duer Sharp.
"If they accept our offer we have told them where they would be," Turner said. "Their offices would be in the downtown area. We've given them a pretty good deal from a financial point of view--much, much better than where they are right now."