Thursday, June 11, 2009

Potential NCAA Tournament Venues: 2011-13(Updated 8-20)

Here's a list of cities that are bidding to host NCAA 1st/2nd round and/or regionals from 2011 to 2013(This list will be updated throughout the months ahead). The NCAA will announce the venues in September, during the Championships/Sports Management Cabinet meeting. The venues themselves will be chosen by the Division I Men's Basketball Committee. According to this article in the Birmingham News today: , 60 cities have put in bids to the NCAA.

City(Prospective Host and Venue)
Albuquerque, NM(University of New Mexico; University Arena)
Arlington, TX(Big 12 Conference; Cowboys Stadium)*
Atlanta(Georgia Institute of Technology; Georgia Dome)*
Austin, TX(University of Texas at Austin; Erwin Events Center)
Birmingham, AL(Southeastern Conference; BJCC Arena)
East Rutherford, NJ(Rutgers University; Izod Center)
Grand Rapids, MI(Western Michigan University; Van Andel Arena)
Jacksonville, FL(Jacksonville University; Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
Knoxville, TN(University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Thompson-Bolling Arena)
Lexington, KY(University of Kentucky; Rupp Arena)
Little Rock, AR(University of Arkansas, Little Rock; Verizon Arena)
Louisville, KY(University of Louisville; Riverfront Arena)
Memphis(University of Memphis; FedEx Forum)
Newark, NJ(Seton Hall University; Prudential Center)
New Orleans(Tulane University; Louisiana Superdome)*
New York City(Big East Conference and St. John's University(NY); Madison Square Garden
Orlando(University of Central Florida or Stetson University; New Orlando Arena)
Tampa(University of South Florida; St. Pete Times Forum)
Wichita, KS(Wichita State University; InTrust Bank Center)

*Denotes the city will be guaranteed a regional in this cycle, owing to their status as a Final Four host.

1 comment:

  1. Hopefully the sites are allowed to use their own courts not those ugly boring uniformed courts the NCAA has been using