Report: NCAA To Relocate Entire 2021 Men’s Basketball Tournament To Indiana

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UPDATE (1/4/21 at 2:24PM ET): The NCAA has confirmed that Indianapolis will be the home of the 2021 NCAA Tournament. The sites are:

Indianapolis

  • Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  • Lucas Oil Stadium
  • Hinkle Fieldhouse
  • Indiana Farmers Coliseum

Bloomington

  • Simon Skjoot Assembly Hall

West Lafayette

  • Mackey Arena

In a statement, NCAA President Mark Emmert said “This is a historic moment for NCAA members and the state of Indiana. 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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Original Story:

The 2021 NCAA tournament may be coming to Indianapolis. The ENTIRE tournament.

The NCAA announced on Monday (November 16th) that they plan on relocating the 13 preliminary round sites for the 2021 Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship. They are also in talks with the State of Indiana and the city of Indianapolis to possibly host the tournament in the area in March and April.

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In a statement, Mitch Barnhart, the chair of the Division I Men’s Basketball said “My committee colleagues and I did not come lightly to the difficult decision to relocate the preliminary rounds of the 2021 tournament, as we understand the disappointment 13 communities will feel to miss out on being part of March Madness next year. With the University of Kentucky slated to host first- and second-round games in March, this is something that directly impacts our school and community, so we certainly share in their regret. The committee and staff deeply appreciate the efforts of all the host institutions and conferences, and we look forward to bringing the tournament back to the impacted sites in future years.”

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