Fieldhouse to Host 2024 NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds

Oct 14 // 2020

“We are grateful to the NCAA for choosing Gainbridge Fieldhouse to host the first two rounds of the 2024 Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, and for all the support partners like the Indiana Sport Corp and IUPUI provide in making it happen! We are excited and proud. Today’s announcements affirm what we in Indianapolis have long known to be true: no one delivers world-class sporting events like Indy does. I applaud the ISC’s hard work in attracting many more men’s and women’s collegiate championship events to our state over the next several years.”

Rick Fuson, President/COO Pacers Sports & Entertainment

Indianapolis has been selected to host championships in water polo, wrestling, indoor track and field, lacrosse, swimming and diving, golf, and men’s basketball as part of an announcement made by the NCAA today. The NCAA announced the final host sites for 86 of the 90 championships for the 2022-2023 through 2025-2026 seasons after receiving more than 3,000 bid applications for future NCAA championship hosting opportunities. Seven different cities throughout the state of Indiana were selected to host 22 of these championships. These championships join an impressive schedule of NCAA events that had previously been awarded to central Indiana and Indiana Sports Corp.

The specific years and championships include:
• 2023 Division II Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, IU Natatorium
Host: UIndy

• 2023 Division I Women’s Golf Championship Regional, The Club at Chatham Hills
Host: Indiana University

• 2023 Division II Women’s Lacrosse Championship, University of Indianapolis Key Stadium
Host: UIndy

• 2024 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship First and Second Rounds, Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Hosts: IUPUI, Horizon League

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