Future NCAA Tournament sites announced

The NCAA announced men’s basketball tournament sites from 2019-2022 on Tuesday afternoon, and the Big Blue Nation has reason to be excited.

The NCAA Tournament will make a number of stops around the commonwealth of Kentucky, and also two appearances within the Bluegrass State.

The NCAA Tournament will visit Louisville in 2019 and Rupp Arena in 2021. (photo by Chris Reynolds)

The NCAA Tournament will visit Louisville in 2019 and Rupp Arena in 2021. (photo by Chris Reynolds)

In 2019, Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center will be the South Regional host site. One year later, Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis will be the Midwest Regional host site. In 2021, Rupp Arena will be a first- and second-round tournament site, though it should be noted Kentucky will not be permitted to play there. Memphis, Tennessee, is the 2021 South Regional site. In 2022, U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati will host first- and second-round games. It will mark the first time in 30 years that the NCAA Tournament has visited Cincinnati.

Not to be forgotten, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, which has hosted each of the past three Southeastern Conference Tournaments, all been won by Kentucky, will host first- and second-round NCAA Tournament games in 2018.

The next five Final Fours will be played in San Antonio (2018), Minneapolis (2019), Atlanta (2020), Indianapolis (2021) and New Orleans (2022).

Per the NCAA, “Criteria for selecting the host sites included creating what will be an exceptional experience for the student-athletes, along with adherence to NCAA bid specifications. Specifications can include, but are not limited to, providing optimal facilities; ease of travel to the location and ample lodging; and adherence to NCAA principles, which include providing an atmosphere that is safe and respects the dignity of all attendees.”

2018 NCAA Tournament Sites

2018 Dates Round Location Facility
March 13-14 First Four Dayton, OH UD Arena
March 15/17 1st/2nd Rounds Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena
March 15/17 1st/2nd Rounds Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
March 15/17 1st/2nd Rounds Dallas American Airlines Center
March 15/17 1st/2nd Rounds Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
March 16/18 1st/2nd Rounds Charlotte, NC Spectrum Arena
March 16/18 1st/2nd Rounds Detroit Little Caesars Arena
March 16/18 1st/2nd Rounds Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
March 16/18 1st/2nd Rounds San Diego Viejas Arena
March 22/24 South Regional Atlanta Philips Arena
March 22/24 West Regional Los Angeles STAPLES Center
March 23/25 East Regional Boston TD Garden
March 23/25 Midwest Regional Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center Omaha

 

2019 NCAA Tournament Sites

2019 Dates Round Location Facility
March 19-20 First Four Dayton, OH UD Arena
March 21/23 1st/2nd Rounds Hartford, CT XL Center
March 21/23 1st/2nd Rounds Salt Lake City Vivint Smart Home Arena
March 21/23 1st/2nd Rounds Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
March 21/23 1st/2nd Rounds Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
March 22/24 1st/2nd Rounds Tulsa, OK BOK Center
March 22/24 1st/2nd Rounds Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
March 22/24 1st/2nd Rounds Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
March 22/24 1st/2nd Rounds Seattle Key Arena
March 28/30 South Regional Louisville KFC Yum! Center
March 28/30 West Regional Anaheim, CA Honda Center
March 29/31 East Regional Washington Verizon Center
March 29/31 Midwest Regional Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

 

2020 NCAA Tournament Sites

2020 Dates Round Location Facility
March 17-18 First Four Dayton, OH UD Arena
March 19/21 1st/2nd Rounds Albany, NY Times Union Center
March 19/21 1st/2nd Rounds Spokane, WA Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
March 19/21 1st/2nd Rounds St. Louis Scottrade Center
March 19/21 1st/2nd Rounds Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
March 20/22 1st/2nd Rounds Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
March 20/22 1st/2nd Rounds Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
March 20/22 1st/2nd Rounds Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
March 20/22 1st/2nd Rounds Cleveland Quecken Loans Arena
March 26/28 Midwest Regional Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium
March 26/28 West Regional Los Angeles STAPLES Center
March 27/29 South Regional Houston Toyota Center
March 27/29 East Regional New York Madison Square Garden

 

2021 NCAA Tournament Sites

2021 Dates Round Location Facility
March 16-17 First Four Dayton, OH UD Arena
March 18/20 1st/2nd Rounds Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center
March 18/20 1st/2nd Rounds Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
March 18/20 1st/2nd Rounds Detroit Little Caesars Arena
March 18/20 1st/2nd Rounds Dallas American Airlines Center
March 19/21 1st/2nd Rounds Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
March 19/21 1st/2nd Rounds Lexington Rupp Arena
March 19/21 1st/2nd Rounds Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
March 19/21 1st/2nd Rounds San Jose, CA SAP Center
March 25/27 Midwest Regional Minneapolis Target Center
March 25/27 West Regional Denver Pepsi Center
March 26/28 South Regional Memphis, TN FedExForum
March 26/28 East Regional Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center

 

2022 NCAA Tournament Sites

2022 Dates Round Location Facility
March 15-16 First Four Dayton, OH UD Arena
March 17/19 1st/2nd Rounds Portland, OR Moda Center
March 17/19 1st/2nd Rounds Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
March 17/19 1st/2nd Rounds Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena
March 17/19 1st/2nd Rounds Fort Worth, TX Forth Worth Arena
March 18/20 1st/2nd Rounds Milwaukee Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
March 18/20 1st/2nd Rounds Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena
March 18/20 1st/2nd Rounds Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena
March 18/20 1st/2nd Rounds San Diego Viejas Arena
March 24/26 West Regional San Francisco Chase Center
March 24/26 South Regional San Antonio AT&T Center
March 25/27 East Regional Philadelphia Well Fargo Center
March 25/27 Midwest Regional Chicago United Center

 

2018-22 Final Four Sites

Final Four Dates Location Facility
March 31/April 2, 2018 San Antonio Alamodome
April 6/8, 2019 Minneapolis New Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium
April 4/6, 2020 Atlanta Mercedes-Benz Stadium
April 3/5, 2021 Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium
April 2/4, 2022 New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome