Salt Lake City has recently been a regular host of the first and second rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament at Vivint Arena, and that will once again happen in 2024.
The NCAA on Wednesday announced host sites for a whopping 450 championships across many sports that will be held from 2022 to 2026, and the Utah Jazz’s home arena once again will be in the rotation (the University of Utah is considered the NCAA’s “host member”).
Vivint Arena last hosted first- and second-round games of the men’s tournament in 2019.
It was also announced Wednesday that the Huntsman Center on Utah’s campus will host a gymnastics championships regional in 2025. Nine teams will participate in that event, which will take place over three days; the top two teams advance to the national semifinals.
Three other regionals will take place at the University of Washington, the University of Alabama and Penn State University.
”We couldn’t be more excited to host these championships and showcase to the country what Salt Lake City and the state of Utah has to offer,” Utah athletics director Mark Harlan said in making the announcement. “A huge thank you to Larry H. Miller Sports and Entertainment, Utah Jazz and Visit Salt Lake for their unwavering support to make this all possible and bring the championships to our city and state.”