The NCAA is considering the city of Indianapolis as the location to host the entire March Madness basketball tournament in 2021 – a decision that would bring 68 men’s college basketball teams to the state’s capital and providing a much-needed economic boost for struggling businesses in the Circle City.
NCAA officials confirmed to CNN that they are in preliminary discussions with the city and state to find a single site for all the teams, but Indianapolis has hosted parts of the tournament before. This season, they were scheduled to host the Final Four from April 3-5, 2021.
“We have learned so much from monitoring other successful sporting events in the last several months, and it became clear it’s not feasible to manage this complex championship in so many different states with the challenges presented by the pandemic,” NCAA Senior Vice President of Basketball Dan Gavitt said Monday in an NCAA news release.
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