(WDTN) – The NCAA announced Monday that the entire 2021 NCAA men’s basketball tournament will be held in Indiana.
The Division I championship will be held in Indianapolis, Division II in Evansville and Division III in Fort Wayne.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said the city has held 97 NCAA men’s tournament games since 1940.
“This is the opportunity for our city to step back into the limelight and remind the world that Indianapolis is the best host city in the country,” said Hogsett.
Dan Gavitt, NCAA senior vice president, said the association will conduct the event safely using multiple venues. A limited number of family members of the athletes and coaches will be allowed at the game.
Selection Sunday is still scheduled for March 14, and the Final Four games will be on April 3 and 5.
The First Four was previously scheduled to be held in Dayton, but was relocated over pandemic concerns.