The NCAA has targeted the Hoosier State as the official home of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. With full knowledge of how much of a challenge it’ll be, they’ve coordinated a plan with local organizers to hold the entire tournament within the confines of Indiana’s borders.
Logistically, here’s how things look to play out. Games will be played at the following venues.
- Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis) – Where two courts will be set up for games, but only one game will be played at a time.
- Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Indianapolis)
- Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse (Indianapolis)
- Indiana Farmers Coliseum (Indianapolis)
- Purdue’s Mackey Arena (West Lafayette)
- Indiana University’s Assembly Hall (Bloomington)
Dan Gavitt, the senior vice president of basketball for the NCAA, says the family members of players and staff will be allowed to attend games. However, no decision’s been made about whether or not fans will be able to attend. That call will apparently be made “at a later day” after conversations are held with local health officials.
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Source: Indy Star