Minneapolis to host March Madness Sweet 16, Elite 8 in 2021

- Target Center in Minneapolis will be a 2021 NCAA men’s basketball tournament regional host, bringing the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games to the home of the Timberwolves and Lynx. The University of Minnesota will serve as the host school.

Target Center will also host the 2018 NCAA women’s volleyball championship and U.S. Bank Stadium will host the 2020 NCAA wrestling championship. U.S. Bank Stadium will become the largest venue to ever host NCAA wrestling. The 2021 men’s gymnastics championship is the fourth NCAA championship bid awarded to Minnesota on Tuesday.

In addition to the four bids awarded Tuesday, Minnesota is also hosting the 2018 men’s and women’s hockey Frozen Four, a 2018 women’s gymnastics regional, and 2018 men’s swimming and diving NCAA Championships. The Gophers will also serve as the host school for the 2019 men’s basketball Final Four for the fifth time in school history and the first since 2001.

The NCAA on Tuesday selected more than 600 host sites for preliminary rounds and finals of championships in Divisions I, II and III.

University of Minnesota-hosted NCAA Championship Events

2018 – Men’s Swimming and Diving, Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center (March)
2018 – Women’s Ice Hockey Frozen Four, Ridder Arena (March)
2018 – Men’s Ice Hockey Frozen Four, Xcel Energy Center (April)
2018 – Women’s Gymnastics Regional, Sports Pavilion (April)
2019 – Men’s Basketball Final Four, U.S. Bank Stadium (April)
2018 – Women’s Volleyball Championship, Target Center (December)
2020 – Wrestling Championship, US Bank Stadium (March)
2021 – Men’s Basketball Regional, Target Center (March)
2021 – Men’s Gymnastics Championship, Sports Pavilion (April)

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