CIAA games return to Salem for weekend of sports

SALEM, Va. (WDBJ7) - If you're looking for some athletic entertainment this weekend you won't have to go far.

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association has chosen to come back to Salem Friday and Saturday bringing football and Volleyball.
Local tourism leaders say hosting these championships will also bring an economic boost to local businesses.

You can catch football at Salem Field and free Volleyball games inside the Salem Civic Center.

"We just hope for a great student athlete experience for these athletes, a great game and an atmosphere that the CIAA fans and any new fans from the Virginia's Blue Ridge Area can just enjoy," said Breon Hagans, CIAA Director of Events and Championships.

The CIAA brought cross country to the area a few weeks ago and plans to return in the spring with softball championships.