Greater Raleigh Awarded 13 NCAA Championship Events over Upcoming Four Years
Monday, April 17, 2017, 8pm
Raleigh, N.C. - "March Madness" is returning to Raleigh, and the Town of Cary will once again be the home of the NCAA College Cups and the Baseball Division II World Series.
Those were the highlights of today's NCAA announcement on future championship host sites spanning academic years 2018-19 through 2021-22.
N.C. State University was awarded Men's Basketball 1st & 2nd Rounds in 2021, along with championships in gymnastics (two), golf and rifle. This will mark the fifth time since 2004 that PNC Arena has hosted "March Madness."
The Town of Cary was awarded eight NCAA national championships - four Baseball Division II World Series and four College Cups (two men's, two women's).
N.C. State University will host the following championships:
- 2021 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball First/Second Rounds at PNC Arena
- 2020, 2022 NCAA Division I Women's Gymnastics Regional at Reynolds Coliseum
- 2020 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Regional at Lonnie Poole Golf Course
- 2022 National Collegiate Rifle Championship at Reynolds Coliseum
The Town of Cary will be the site of the following national championships:
- 2018 and 2020 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer College Cups at WakeMed Soccer Park (Host: Campbell University)
- 2019 and 2021 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer College Cups at WakeMed Soccer Park (Host: Campbell University)
- 2019-2022 NCAA Baseball Division II World Series at USA Baseball National Training Complex (Host: University of Mount Olive)
Statement from Scott Dupree, Executive Director, Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance:
"This is a tremendous day for Raleigh, Cary and the entire region. Greater Raleigh has long been recognized as a superb site for NCAA championships across many sports, and today's announcement reinforces that well-deserved reputation. It looks like we are going to be very busy with NCAA events over the next several years, and that is something we always welcome.
"Credit and thanks goes to our superb partners. N.C. State and the Town of Cary submitted the vast majority of our bids, and their track-record as NCAA championship hosts is unsurpassed nationally. In addition, Campbell University (College Cups) and the University of Mount Olive (Division II World Series) are absolutely magnificent hosts as well, and our success with the soccer and baseball bids is a direct tribute to the critical roles they play in this process."