NCAA awards 13 events to St. Louis, six to Kansas City

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.

Read more: St. Louis Business Journal, Kansas City Business Journal

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