The Missouri Valley Conference has been awarded a future NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship as announced by the NCAA today.  The MVC will host a First/Second Round in St. Louis in 2026 at Enterprise Center.  The games will be played Friday & Sunday, March 20 and March 22.  Ticket information will be announced at a much later date.

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Today’s selection marks the 19th time – including 2020 Men’s First/Second Rounds – St. Louis has played host to an NCAA event, and it also provides the Conference with its 17th host opportunity beginning with the 1993 Men’s Midwest Regional at the Saint Louis Arena (those numbers include the 2020 Men’s First/Second Rounds that were cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.)

PREVIOUS NCAA BASKETBALL EVENTS HOSTED BY THE MVC (16)
1993 – Men’s Regional (Saint Louis Arena)
1998 – Men’s Regional (Enterprise Center – St. Louis)
1999 – Men’s Regional (The Dome in St. Louis)
2001 – Women’s Final Four (Enterprise Center)
2002 – Men’s First and Second Rounds (The Dome in St. Louis)
2004 – Men’s Regional (The Dome in St. Louis)
2005 – Men’s Final Four (The Dome in St. Louis)
2007 – Men’s Regional (The Dome in St. Louis)
2008 – Men’s First and Second Rounds (CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska – Creighton/MVC co-host)
2009 – Women’s Final Four (Enterprise Center)
2010 – Men’s Regional (The Dome in St. Louis)
2013 – Men’s Second and Third Rounds (T-Mobile Center — Kansas City)
2014 – Men’s Second and Third Rounds (Enterprise Center)
2016 – Men’s First and Second Rounds (Enterprise Center)
2019 – Men’s Regional (T-Mobile Center — Kansas City)
*2020 – Men’s First and Second Rounds (Enterprise Center)
*cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

ADDITIONAL PREVIOUS NCAA BASKETBALL EVENTS HELD IN ST. LOUIS
1973 – Men’s Final Four (Saint Louis Arena – Metro Conference)
1978 – Men’s Final Four (Saint Louis Arena – Metro Conference)
1982 – Men’s Regional (Saint Louis Arena – Metro Conference)
1984 – Men’s Regional (Saint Louis Arena – Metro Conference)
2012 – Men’s Regional (The Dome in St. Louis – Saint Louis University)

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