The basketball tournament that bears the name of Springfield school board member Adam Lopez will continue… but will no longer take place in District 186 facilities.
Lopez’s involvement generated controversy last spring when a businessman complained that Lopez was using district resources to boost his own name recognition and advertise his business.
Lopez says he will now stage the tournament at Lincoln Land Community College. The deal includes a payment from Lincoln Land to Lanphier High School to make up for the revenue it will lose by no longer hosting the tournament. But Lopez says North End businesses may suffer because of the relocation.