WAILUKU - The EA Sports Maui Invitational would remain at Lahaina Civic Center through at least 2020 under a tentative agreement reached with Mayor Alan Arakawa.
The tentative agreement, which Arakawa transmitted to the Maui County Council on Jan. 11 for approval, would add eight years to the current deal, which already includes the 2012 tournament, scheduled for Nov. 19-21.
The matter has been referred to the council's Economic Development, Agriculture and Recreation Committee for review.
The extension language calls for maintaining the same fees for the tournament called for in the current agreement, the most significant being a total rental fee of $4,800 for the event's 12 games over three days. The rental fee is an exception to the normal charge, which would be $400 per day plus additional costs, or 15 percent of gross receipts, whichever was greater. Tournament officials said the 2010 event generated $7.8 million for the county's economy. Figures for 2011 are expected to be released next month.
The tournament is operated by KemperLesnik, based in Illinois, and hosted by Chaminade University.
The event has been played at the Lahaina Civic Center since 1986, after two years at War Memorial Gym.
MAUI INVITATIONAL FUTURE FIELDS
2012-Chaminade, North Carolina, Butler, Illinois, Marquette, Mississippi State, Texas, Southern California.
2013-Chaminade, Syracuse, Arkansas, Baylor, California, Dayton, Georgia, Minnesota.