The 2021 NCAA Tournament has announced its location.
While the tournament is usually held across multiple cities in the country, the coronavirus pandemic has led March Madness being hosted in one location.
NCAA President Mark Emmert announced that the tournament will be held in the Indianpolis area.
“The committee and staff have thoughtfully monitored the pandemic to develop potential contingency plans,” Emmert said. “The Board of Governors and my top priorities are to protect the health and well-being of college athletes while also maintaining their opportunity to compete at the highest level. These principles have guided the decision-making process as we continue to assess how to have a fair and safe championship experience.”
The NCAA Tournament bubble is happening, more or less, as all games will be held in the Indianapolis area. Smart. https://t.co/CXemXt9nRy
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) November 16, 2020
“…NCAA staff are in preliminary talks with the State of Indiana and the city of Indianapolis to potentially host the 68-team tournament around the metropolitan area during the coordinated dates in March and April,” a statement read. “Indianapolis was already slated to host the Men’s Final Four from April 3-5, 2021…”