Originally Posted by chaostheorysc
According to wikipedia, the CBI selection itself is not pay to play. Getting home games before the best of 3 finals is the pay to play part of the process.
From what I understand, all teams in the tournament must be willing to host. The teams with the highest "bids" actually do get to host. This may or may not be true, that just came from talking with fans of a low-major conference that had their school in the tournament.
From a financial standpoint, it's not a good tournament to be in. I think most teams wind up in the red and the ones that make any money at all have to have sell outs. That is the aspect that Tanner should be looking at the most.