The Venues of March Madness

by | Mar 14, 2019 | Lloyd Brown, NCAA Basketball, News

The NCAA regular season is complete and the various conference tournaments are now underway. Soon America will be holding its collective breath as the field for the 2019 Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament is announced on Selection Sunday, March 17, 2019.

Beginning that night and into the workday on Monday, millions of basketball bracket pools will be filled out in the hope of correctly selecting the Final Four and the eventual National Champion.

But before that happens, March Madness will take fans, either in person or via TV, to venues throughout the country for the four regional bracket games. There are always unforeseen upsets (such as UMBC in 2018) and a Cinderella team typically emerges from the pack. Here are links to the various arenas hosting the action in this year’s tournament:

First Four (Play in Games) March 19 and 20

University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio

First and Second Round Games March 21 and 23

XL Center, Hartford, CT

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL

Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, UT

Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA

First and Second Round Games, March 22 and 24

Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC

Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH

Bok Center, Tulsa, OK

SAP Center, San Jose, CA

Regional Semifinals and Finals (Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight, March 28 and 30

West Regional: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA

South Regional: KFC Yum Center, Louisville, KY

Regional Semifinals and Finals (Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight, March 29 and 31

East Regional: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC

Midwest Regional: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO

National Semifinals and Championship Game, April 6 and 8

US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN

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