Las Vegas to host 2023 Men's Basketball Regional Final

One of 11 NCAA championship events awarded to Nevada between '23-'26

Paul Ihander
October 15, 2020 - 4:02 am
Tariq Owens #11 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders celebrates after a play against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the second half of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament West Regional at Honda Center on March 30, 2019

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Las vegas, NV (KXNT) For the first time in 32 years, Las Vegas will host an NCAA Championship round involving basketball. The NCAA on Wednesday awarded the hosting duties for the 2023 Men's Basketball Regional, 2026 Frozen Four and nine other Championship events to the state of Nevada.  It was part of the awarding of nearly 450 events for the 2023-2026 cycle.

“While the NCAA seeks federal legislation to better regulate sports wagering, particularly to safeguard college sports competitions, we are excited to bring our national championships to Las Vegas,” said Dan Gavitt, the NCAA’s senior vice president of basketball. “The city has hosted numerous championships sponsored by our member conferences, and the experience of the teams and fans has been overwhelmingly positive. We anticipate that being the case for our championships as well.”

In 1991, the Thomas and Mack Center hosted an NCAA Regional for women's basketball.

Here is the complete list of events to be held in Nevada (host school):

2023 Division I Men's Basketball Regional (UNLV)

2023 Division I Men's Golf Regional (UNLV)

2023 National Collegiate Women's Bowling Championship, Finals (UNLV)

2024 Division III Men's Golf Championships (UNLV)

2024 Division I Women's Golf Regional (UNLV)

2024 Division III Men's and Women's Soccer Championships, Semi-Finals and Finals (UNLV)

2025 Division I Men's Golf Regional (UNR)

2025 Division II Women's Golf Championships (UNLV)

2025 National Collegiate Women's Bowling Championship, Finals (UNR)

2026 Division II Men's Golf Championships (UNLV)

2026 Division I Men's Frozen Four (North Dakota is host school, event will be in Las Vegas)