The coming tournament features two brand new hosts as Brooklyn and Des Moines join Providence, St. Louis, Raleigh, Oklahoma City, Denver and Spokane as hosts for the first- and second-round. The East Regional will be held in Philadelphia, which serves as tournament host for the 28th time. The Midwest Regional will take place in Chicago, while the South Regional will be played in Louisville and the West Regional will be held in Anaheim, CA. Houston has been selected to host the Final Four as well as the Championship Game.
In addition to the sites mentioned, the committee also picked Salt Lake City (which has hosted 92 games across 18 tournaments), as a first- and second-round site for the 2017 March Madness championship. The city joins Buffalo, Greensboro, Milwaukee, Orlando, Tulsa, Sacramento and Indianapolis, which will host the tournament for the 23rd time.
Kansas City, which currently holds the record as the site that has hosted more tournament games than any other city (128 in three different venues), will host the 2017 Midwest Regional. It will mark the 30th time that Kansas City has hosted part of the DI men’s basketball championship. The West Regional will be held in San Jose, CA and Memphis will be the location of the South Regional. Finally, the East Regional will get back to the Green Apple for some exciting action set at Madison Square Garden. This will be just the second time the arena will have hosted the tournament since 1961.
Charlotte will host first- and second-round games of the 2018 championship, marking the 23rd time that the Queen City will have hosted the tournament. It is joined by Pittsburgh, Detroit, Nashville, Dallas, Boise, San Diego and Wichita, which is hosting for the first time since 1994. The committee selected Boston as the East Regional host, while Omaha was selected to host the Midwest Regional, Los Angeles was selected to host in the West and Atlanta, which has hosted the tournament 20 times, was chosen in the South.