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The NCAA Tournament for Women’s Basketball will move to a two-host format for its regional rounds next year with eight teams each playing in Seattle and Greenville, South Carolina.
Each of these venues will host two regional semi-finals on March 24 and two more on March 25. Each site will host a regional championship on March 26 and another on March 27.
In the past, the NCAA tournament had four regional sites.
The NCAA tournament roster will be unveiled on March 12, the same day the men’s tournament announces its teams.
The first four women’s games in the opening round will take place on March 15 and 16 and will be played at the campuses of the teams ranked in the top 16. to also organize a match of the first four.
Ball State athletic director Beth Goetz will serve as the president of NCAA Division I women’s basketball for the 2022-23 school year. Oregon assistant athletic director Lisa Peterson is vice president and will take over as president in 2023-24.
“This is such an important time for our sport and our championship,” Goetz said in a statement released by the NCAA. “The committee is committed to continuing to work alongside the community and women’s basketball staff to ensure that we continue to serve as stewards for the NCAA Tournamentone of the greatest sporting events in the world.”
Planning for the 2023 Championship also included updates on operations, officiating, travel, ticketing, branding, broadcast, digital/social and media. The committee received a report on planning for the 2023 Women’s Final Four in Dallas, which will host Game 2 of the Division I, II and III Women’s National Basketball Championship at American Airlines Center over two days.
The committee also received an update on the Women’s Final Four venue selection process, which will conclude with the announcement of the 2027-31 venues in November.
Tickets to Greenville and Seattle Regionals will go on sale in October. 20.