The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has announced the host cities for the 2011 Division I Men's Basketball Championships.
The 2011 championship includes a vast majority of cities that have served as hosts during this decade. An exception is first-/second-round host Tulsa, which opened the BOK Center in 2008, but has not hosted since 1985.
Charlotte ranks third among cities with the most tournament games in history, having served as host 20 times since 1958. Remaining 2011 first- and second-round host cities, each multiple-time hosts, include Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Tampa, Tucson and Washington, D.C.
Regional sites for 2011 are Anaheim, which will host for the fifth time since 1998; San Antonio, which has hosted seven times in the past 13 years; Newark, which will host for the first time in the city’s history; and New Orleans, which has hosted 10 times previously.
The 2011 Final Four will be played in Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
2011 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Host Sites
(numbers in parentheses indicate the number of times city has hosted)
2011 Opening Round March 15, 2011 Dayton, OH UD Arena University of Dayton (23) 2011 1st and Second Rounds March 17/19, 2011 (1st/2nd Rounds) Denver, CO Pepsi Center Mountain West Conference (7) Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum University of South Florida (3) Tucson, AZ McKale Center University of Arizona (11) Washington, DC Verizon Center Georgetown University (4) March 18/20, 2011 (1st/2nd Rounds) Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena UNC Charlotte (20) Chicago, IL United Center Big Ten Conference (6) Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland State University (2) Tulsa, OK BOK Center University of Tulsa (5) 2011 Regional Finals and Semi Finals March 24/26, 2011 West - Anaheim, CA Honda Center Big West Conference (4) Southeast - Louisiana Superdome Tulane University (10) March 25/27, 2011 East - Newark, NJ Prudential Center Seton Hall University (0) Southwest - San Antonio, TX Alamodome University of Texas-San Antonio (7)