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Projecting NCAA tournament sites for 2019-22
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RE: Projecting NCAA tournament sites for 2019-22
(04-19-2017 05:14 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  Cincinnati was just announced as a site for the 1st & 2nd round in 2022. However, there's a catch. It's conditional on upgrading US Bank Arena (estimated to cost $200 million). The owner of the arena (a large corporation based in L.A.) has been begging the city for a handout for almost a decade, and the answer has consistently been "no."

I've never heard of the NCAA making a conditional award of a tournament site before. Has anyone else?


In a way, the awards of tournament sites to venues that haven't been completed - like Chase Center in San Francisco, for which they only broke ground in January - are conditional on the building being open for business before that year's tournament rolls around.
04-19-2017 05:21 PM
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