Climate Pledge Arena to host NCAA basketball championships

Climate Pledge Arena and Oak View Group announced the arena will host multiple NCAA Championship events in both women’s and men’s basketball in 2023 and 2025, showcasing the soon-to-be-completed arena to sports fans from all over the country.

According to a press release, the arena was awarded the: 

* NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Regionals in 2023

* NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball first and second rounds in 2025

The bids and hosting are in partnership with the Seattle Sports Commission and partner institutions including the University of Washington and Seattle University.

“A key part of the vision behind the Climate Pledge Arena’s redevelopment was to secure world-class events like the NCAA Championships, and we are proud to see that vision realized with today’s announcement,” said Steve Mattson, executive vice president and general manager, Climate Pledge Arena. Ticket information will be announced at a later date by the NCAA.

The 18,100-seat multi-purpose venue located at Seattle Center is expected to host 200 events each year, including the NHL’s 32nd and newest expansion team Seattle Kraken, four-time WNBA world champion Seattle Storm, live music and entertainment from the world’s biggest stars and City of Seattle community events. It is currently undergoing a transformation to construct a brand-new arena under the landmark Paul Thiry-designed roof.

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