The 2016 Arby's Classic bracket was determined today during the draw today at the Arby's restaurant in Bristol, Virginia. View the complete schedule of events here.
BRISTOL, TN (November 8, 2016) – The Arby’s Classic generates nearly $1.59 million annually in direct economic impact for Bristol, TN/VA and the surrounding area. The impact report was produced in partnership with the Bristol Chamber of Commerce.
The highly anticipated holiday basketball tournament sees nearly 30,000 spectators each December at Tennessee High School in Bristol, TN. The report also found that the tournament produces an indirect economic impact of nearly $3.4 million in the Tri-Cities area each year.
“This report was able to quantify the significant value of Arby’s Classic basketball tournament to local economies and communities,” said Richard Ensor, Director of the Arby’s Classic Tournament. “We are proud of what the tournament brings to the community and what it has become over the years.”
Other key findings of the report include:
About the Arby’s Classic
The Arby’s Classic tournament will be December 17-31, 2016 at Viking Hall. The Arby's Classic mission is to (1) promote basketball in the region, and (2) to expose the fans to outstanding players and teams in the country. The Arby’s Classic has accomplished those goals and more. It has not only been a boost to basketball in Bristol and the region, it has been a boost to the area financially. Exciting teams and individual players resulting in packed houses have made the Arby’s Classic one of the top high school basketball tournaments in the country.
The field has been announced! Tournament draw will held Sunday, November 20 @ 3:00 p.m. at the Arby's restaurant on Lee Highway. It will be broadcast live on ESPN Tri-Cities.
Blanche Ely High School, Pompano Beach, FL
Buford High School, Buford, GA
Christ School, Arden, NC
David Crockett High School, Jonesborough, TN
Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport, TN
Gate City High School, Gate City, TN
Greeneville High School, Greeneville, TN
McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN
Oak Ridge High School, Oak Ridge, TN
Sandy Creek High School, Tyrone, GA
Science Hill High School, Johnson City, TN
Sullivan East High School, Bluff City, TN
Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy, Freeport, Grand Bahamas
Tennessee High School, Bristol, TN
Trinity High School, Louisville, KY
Washington Park High School, Racine, WI
Wayne High School, Huber Heights, OH
Wings Academy, Bronx, NY