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Men's basketball tournament among 12 NCAA championships awarded to Columbus

(Courtesy: MGN)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- The NCAA men's basketball tournament is coming back to Columbus.

The Columbus Sports Commission successfully won a bid for first and second round games in 2019 at Nationwide Arena. It'll be the fifth time in 15 years Columbus will host the NCAA tournament (2004, 2009, 2012, 2015, and 2019).

Nationwide Arena will also host the 2021 Division I Women's Volleyball championship. The arena will host the 2017 championship in December.

The other 10 championships hosted by the city in this bidding cycle from 2019-22 include:

  • Division II Women's Basketball Championship - March 2019 and March 2021 (Ohio Dominican - Alumni Hall)
  • Division III Women's Basketball Championship - March 2020 (Capital - Capital Center)
  • Division III Women's Volleyball Championship - November 2020 (Capital - Capital Center)
  • National Collegiate Rifle Championship - March 2021 (Ohio State - Converse Hall)
  • National Collegiate Men's Volleyball Championship - May 2021 (Ohio State - St. John Arena)
  • Division I Women's Golf Championship (Regionals) - May 2021 (Ohio State - OSU Golf Club Scarlet Course)
  • Division I Women's Volleyball Championship - December 2021 (Ohio State - Nationwide Arena)
  • National Collegiate Women's Bowling Championship - April 2022 (Thomas More - Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl)
  • Division I Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals - May 2022 (Ohio State - Ohio Stadium)
  • Division I Men's Golf Championship (Regionals) - May 2022 (Ohio State - OSU Golf Club Scarlet Course)


Columbus will host six other NCAA championship events over the next 13 months:

  • National Collegiate Men's Volleyball Championship - May 2017 (Ohio State - St. John Arena)
  • Division I Women's Golf Championship (Regionals) - May 2017 (Ohio State - OSU Golf Club Scarlet Course)
  • Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Championships - March 2018 (Ohio State - McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion)
  • Division I Basketball Women's FInal Four - March 29 and April 1 2018 (Ohio State - Nationwide Arena)
  • National Collegiate Women's Gymnastics Regionals - April 7, 2018 (Ohio State - St. John Arena)
  • Division I Men's Golf Championship (Regionals) - May 2018 (Ohio State - OSU Golf Club Scarlet Course)

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