The NCAA announced sites for the various rounds of its 90 championship events through 2022, and St. Louis and Kansas City will host a combined 19 events.
St. Louis will play host to 13 of the events between 2020 and 2022, including first- and second-round games of the March Madness basketball tournament.
Other championship events awarded to St. Louis include:
- Division II Spring Festival, which includes men’s golf, women’s golf, women’s lacrosse, women’s softball, men’s tennis and women’s tennis in 2020 at Lindenwood University;
- Division III men’s and women’s tennis championships in 2020 at the Dwight Davis Memorial Tennis Center;
- Division I wrestling championships in 2021 at the Scottrade Center;
- Division III women’s volleyball championship in 2021 at the Washington University Field House;
- Division II wrestling championships in 2022 at Chaifetz Arena;
- Division II women’s lacrosse championships in 2022 at Lindenwood University.
The Kansas City area landed six events expected to have an estimated economic impact of $27 million:
- Division I Men’s Basketball Regional in 2019 at the Sprint Center;
- Division II Men’s Football Championship for the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association for 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 at Children’s Mercy Park;
- Nonconference Women’s Bowling Championship for Central Missouri and the Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation in 2021 at AMF Pro Bowl Lanes in North Kansas City.