UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SELECTED AS REGIONAL HOST FOR 2021 NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP IN CEDAR PARK
July 18, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas --- The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee has awarded regional-round hosting duties for the 2021 and 2022 championships to seven cities. The University of Texas will host a regional in 2021 at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park.
Selected to host regionals in 2021 are Albany, New York (Times Union Center); the Austin, Texas, area (H-E-B Center in Cedar Park); Cincinnati (Cintas Center); and Spokane (Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena), with play taking place March 26-29. Albany, which also will serve as a regional host site in 2019, has hosted twice previously, in 2015 and 2018. Austin, which has hosted an NCAA championship-record 18 regional games at the Frank Erwin Center, will host in 2021 at the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park. The Cintas Center in Cincinnati will be hosting regional play for the first time after hosting first- and second-round action in 2001, 2010 and 2011. An experienced host site, Spokane previously welcomed regional play in 2001, 2008, 2013, 2015 and 2018.
In 2022, Bridgeport, Connecticut (Webster Bank Arena); Greensboro, North Carolina (Greensboro Coliseum); Spokane; and Wichita, Kansas (Intrust Bank Arena) will serve as the four regional sites, March 25-28. Bridgeport, which previously hosted regional play in 2006, 2013, 2016 and 2017, is currently tied for third on the all-time regional games hosted list with 12 along with another 2022 regional host venue, the Greensboro Coliseum, which hosted regional games in 1999, 2007, 2008 and 2015. Intrust Bank Arena will be hosting regional championship action for the first time, previously hosting first- and second-round play in 2011.
“We’re really excited that we’ve been chosen to host an NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional in 2021,” UT Vice President and Athletics Director Chris Del Conte said. “It will be a tremendous opportunity for our university and athletic department to be a part of a really special event and to celebrate basketball in our great city.”
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park broke ground in June of 2008 and opened for business on September 25, 2009. It is a multi-purpose venue that serves as home to the Texas Stars, the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, and the Austin Spurs, the NBA D-League affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs.
"This is great news - we are honored that the NCAA has selected Austin and our world-class venue in the city of Cedar Park as a 2021 regional host,” said Sammy Wallace, H-E-B Center at Cedar Park General Manager. “We look forward to working with UT athletics help make this an exciting and unforgettable championship experience for players, coaches, families and fans.”
Here is a full list of upcoming regional sites for the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship from 2019 to 2022:
|2019 Dates||Host(s)||City, State||Facility|
|March 29-April 1||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and Siena||Albany, N.Y.||Times Union Center|
|March 29-April 1||DePaul||Chicago, Ill.||Wintrust Arena|
|March 29-April 1||Atlantic Coast Conference||Greensboro, N.C.||Greensboro Coliseum|
|March 29-April 1||Oregon State||Portland, Ore.||Moda Center|
|2020 Dates||Host(s)||City, State||Facility|
|March 27-30||SMU and Dallas Sports Commission||
|March 27-30||Purdue Fort Wayne||Fort Wayne, Ind.||Allen County War Memorial Coliseum|
|March 27-30||Southern Conference||Greenville, S.C.||Bon Secours Wellness Arena|
|March 27-30||Oregon State||Portland, Ore.||Moda Center|
|2021 Dates||Host(s)||City, State||Facility|
|March 26-29||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and Siena||Albany, N.Y.||Times Union Center|
Austin (Cedar Park), TX
|March 26-29||Xavier and Cincinnati USA Sports Commission||Cincinnati, Ohio||Cintas Center|
|March 26-29||Idaho||Spokane, Wash.||Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena|
|2022 Dates||Host(s)||City, State||Facility|
|March 25-28||UConn and Fairfield||Bridgeport, Conn.||Webster Bank Arena|
|March 25-28||Atlantic Coast Conference||Greensboro, N.C.||Greensboro Coliseum|
|March 25-28||Idaho||Spokane, Wash.||Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena|
|March 25-28||Wichita State||
|Intrust Bank Arena|
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