Evansville will soon play host to the college basketball’s March Madness. The Men’s Division II Elite Eight games will be played at the Ford Center from 2019 to 2022. The Evansville Sports Corporation originally asked to host the First Four play in games for the Division I Men’s Basketball NCAA tournament.
The NCAA also announced the 2020 NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championships will be held at Angel Mounds. USI and Evansville will host the 2019, 2020, and 2021 NCAA Division II Midwest Regionals at Angel Mounds. In 2021, Angel Mounds will host NCAA Division I Cross Country Regionals.
Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says the Elite Eight games are expected to bring in $3.5 million in revenue over the four-year period. All nine championships combined are estimated to bring in $4 million with more than 7,000 book hotel rooms.
For more information, visit NCAA Elite Eight.