Indiana to host entire March Madness tournament, 2 B1G venues serving as host sites
The entire 2021 NCAA Tournament will be held in the state of Indiana.
This decision had been rumored for several weeks, but details are now starting to emerge.
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“This is a historic moment for NCAA members and the state of Indiana,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a statement. “We have worked tirelessly to reimagine a tournament structure that maintains our unique championship opportunity for college athletes. The reality of today’s announcement was possible thanks to the tremendous leadership of our membership, local authorities and staff.”
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The NCAA Tournament is being held in one regionalized location to help with COVID-19 risks. The 2021 Final Four was already scheduled to take place in Indianapolis.
Here’s a list of venues that will be used:
NCAA announces that entire NCAA tournament will be in Indiana.
Venues: Lucas Oil Stadium, Bankers Life, Hinkle, State Fairgrounds, Assembly at Indiana and Mackey Arena.
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Lucas Oil Stadium will feature two courts, although there will only be one game played at a time, per the release.
Selection Sunday is just a couple months away and is currently scheduled for March 14.