B1G considering a location switch for 2021 B1G Tournament
Basketball-crazy Indiana is going to be downright wild this spring, especially if news about the Big Ten proves true.
On Saturday afternoon, Jon Rothstein reported that the Big Ten is considering a move of the conference’s men’s basketball tournament, which originally was scheduled for Chicago.
Now, according to Rothstein, the conference could be moving their tournament to Indianapolis.
Sources: The Big Ten is seriously discussing moving the Big Ten Tournament from Chicago to Indianapolis in March.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) January 16, 2021
The move would align the forward-thinking Big Ten with the NCAA, who will be hosting the NCAA Tournament in multiple venues across Indiana this year. This could potentially cut back on travel and any quarantining involved due to the ongoing pandemic.
Indianapolis is certainly no stranger to hosting the Big Ten tournament, having been a frequent host site. Since the inception of the Big Ten Tournament in 1998, Indianapolis has been the host 11 times and was supposed to host last year before the tournament was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Chicago is second only to Indianapolis in number of times hosting the Big Ten Tournament with 10 tournaments hosted. The first four conference tournaments were hosted by the United Center.