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Las Vegas And UNLV Awarded Eight NCAA Championships For 2022-26

LAS VEGAS AND UNLV AWARDED EIGHT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR 2022-26

Division I men’s basketball regional, among other events, coming to Las Vegas for first time in 2023

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 In a historic move, the NCAA announced Wednesday that it has awarded eight championships to the city of Las Vegas and UNLV for the 2022-26 seasons.

 

Las Vegas and UNLV will host the following championships:

 

  • 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Regional – T-Mobile Arena
  • 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Regional – Bear’s Best Las Vegas
  • 2023 National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship – South Point Hotel
  • 2024 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Regional – Spanish Trail Country Club
  • 2024 NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championships – Boulder Creek Golf Club & The Legacy Golf Club
  • 2024 NCAA Division III Men’s & Women’s Soccer Championships – Peter Johann Memorial Field
  • 2025 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championships – Boulder Creek Golf Club
  • 2026 NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championships – Boulder Creek Golf Club

 

NCAA Championships will return to Las Vegas for the first time since 1998 when both the Division I Men’s and Women’s Tennis Regionals were held at the Frank and Vicki Fertitta Tennis Complex on the UNLV campus. Previous NCAA Championships held in Las Vegas also include the 1996 and 1997 Division I Men’s Tennis Regionals and the 1991 Division I Women’s Basketball West Regional, which was held at the Thomas & Mack Center.

 

In addition to the eight UNLV-hosted events announced, the 2026 Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship at T-Mobile Arena will be hosted by the University of North Dakota.

 

“We are thrilled to welcome upcoming NCAA Championships to Las Vegas and we cannot wait to showcase our great community to participating student-athletes, coaches, their fans and the nation!” said UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois. “We are grateful for the partnerships with our local and regional leaders to ensure that Las Vegas is as well-equipped as any city in the nation to host world-class events such as NCAA Championship events, and today’s announcement further solidifies Las Vegas as the Sports and Entertainment Capital of the World.

 

“We also look forward to our own UNLV student-athletes competing for national titles in our hometown. Thank you to our staff who worked extremely hard during the bid process and it is great to see that effort result in being awarded eight bids. Today is a great day for UNLV and for the City of Las Vegas.”

 

This is the third time for this specific NCAA championship bid process, which created the largest host site announcement ever, spanning 86 championships across a four-year cycle. Previously, selection announcements varied by sport. This process now gives the NCAA and host sites more time to plan each championship experience.

 

Bidding for 86 of 90 NCAA championships began in August 2019 and more than 3,000 bid applications were ultimately submitted. Each sport committee, per division, selected the host sites it believed would provide the ultimate experience for the respective student-athletes, resulting in more than 450 total championship event sites being awarded. More than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships each year. The four championships not included in the process due to preexisting site arrangements are: Division I baseball, Division I football, Division I softball and Division III women’s ice hockey.

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Las Vegas And UNLV Awarded Eight NCAA Championships For 2022-26