Times Union Center not selected to host NCAA tournament games

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INDIANAPOLIS (NEWS10) –  The NCAA announced sites for relocated NCAA championship games on Friday.

The new locations for the championships will take place in the following cities:

  • 2016 Division I Women’s Soccer Championship, College Cup, Dec. 2 and 4: San Jose, California (Avaya Stadium; West Coast Conference, host).
  • 2016 Division III Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships, Dec. 2 and 3: Salem, Virginia (Kerr Stadium; Old Dominion Athletic Conference, host).
  • 2017 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, first/second rounds, March 17 and 19: Greenville, South Carolina (Bon Secours Wellness Arena; Southern Conference and Furman University, hosts).
  • 2017 Division I Women’s Golf Championships, regional, May 8-10: Athens, Georgia (University of Georgia Golf Course; University of Georgia, host).
  • 2017 Division III Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships, May 22-27: Chattanooga, Tennessee (Champions Tennis Club; the University of the South, host).
  • 2017 Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship, May 26 and 28: Boston (Gillette Stadium; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, host).
  • 2017 Division II Baseball Championship, May 27-June 3, Grand Prairie, Texas (The Ballpark in Grand Prairie; Angelo State University, host).

“We appreciate our member institutions and the many cities across the country who were involved in the bid process for these championship sites,” said Joni Comstock, NCAA interim executive vice president of championships and alliances. “The sports committees were pleased with the quantity and quality of the bids received and are confident the selected sites will host championships that provide an outstanding experience for  student-athletes, membership, and fans.”

The Times Union Center Albany was considered as a location for a few games.

The NCAA pulled some games out of North Carolina over the state’s anti-LGBT bathroom laws. The NCAA opened the bid process for the championships following a decision in August by its Board of Governors to relocate the events.


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