The NCAA announced more than 450 selections for host sites for preliminary rounds and final sites for Division I, II, and III sports championships that will be held between 2022-23 and 2025-26, and St Joseph was awarded the 2023 and 2024 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship. The site will be the St Joseph Civic Arena. Missouri Western will be serving as the host for the championship in both years. The NCAA has also announced plans to hold a basketball festival that will include both of the Division II Elite 8 championships for men’s and women’s basketball in 2026. The first site for that festival will be in Pittsburgh. There were more than 3,000 total bid submissions from schools, conferences, and cities were submitted for all sports during the process. The sites were selected by the respective NCAA sports committees and approved by the divisional competition oversight and championships committees.
Among other notes from the selections’ announcement, both Des Moines and Kansas city will be host sites for the 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. Wells Fargo Arena will host the first and second rounds, and Kansas City will have the regional basketball. Omaha was selected as a first and second round site for the 2024 Men’s Basketball tournament.
The Division II Men’s Elite Eight will stay in Evansville, Indiana at the Ford Center through 2025 until the 2026 Basketball Festival.
The University of Missouri will host the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championship in 2025 in Columbia. Missouri Southern will host the Division Cross Country regionals from 2022 through 2025. Missouri was also
Kansas City will host the NCAA Division I Men’s Wrestling Championships at the T-Mobile Center in 2024 and the Women’s Volleyball Championship Finals at T-Mobile Center in 2025.
Pittsburg State will host the Men’s and Women’s Division II Indoor Track and Field Finals in 2024. Emporia State was selected as the host for the 2024 and 2026 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships