Kansas City, St. Louis land future NCAA basketball tournament games

The Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City |Courtesy of the Creative Commons
The Sprint Center will host NCAA tournament games in 2017. | Courtesy of the Creative Commons

The NCAA released sites for 2016, 2017 and 2018 NCAA tournament preliminary round games on Monday. St. Louis received first and second round games in 2016, and Kansas City received third and fourth round games in 2017.

Kansas City has hosted 128 tournament games on 30 different occasions and in three different venues. No other city has hosted so many games.

Kansas City’s games will be played in the Sprint Center, and St. Louis’ games will be played in the Scottrade Center.

St. Louis was also a finalist for hosting an upcoming Final Four. However, the NCAA announced Friday that the Final Four will not be gracing the Gateway to the West, at least through 2021.

Read more from the Kansas City Star and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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