Fort Wayne to Host NCAA Division III Men's Basketball National Championship
18 Jan, 2019
The NCAA Division III Men's Basketball National Championship will make Fort Wayne history on March 15 and 16, 2019. This two-day event will be the first of four NCAA Division III Men's Basketball National Championships scheduled to be held in Fort Wayne at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Visit Fort Wayne, Manchester University, and the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum are prepping for the championship, and we want the community's help to welcome these athletes. Tickets are now on sale.
Tickets start at $26 for adults; $16 for students/seniors/military for Friday and Saturday. Single session tickets are also available at $15.50 for adults; and $10.50 for students/seniors/military.
Get more information and purchase tickets in advance at www.MUSpartans.com/NCAA. General admission seats will be available at the door. Group and corporate packages are also available for the two-day finals.
"We are thrilled and looking forward to the 2019 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball National Championship coming to Fort Wayne this March. For the first time Indiana will observe the crowning of an NCAA Division III men's basketball national champion," says Sam Atkinson, chair of the NCAA Division III men's basketball national committee and Associate Athletic Director for Communications at Gallaudet University. "The march to Fort Wayne begins this October as teams begin practices and games tip-off in November. Four teams will end that journey on March 15-16 in Fort Wayne and we hope you will be there to witness it."
"While tournament planning has been in the works for several months, the start of ticket sales signifies the beginning of the countdown to the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball National Championship. Manchester University is excited to be partnering with Visit Fort Wayne and the Memorial Coliseum to bring this pinnacle event to Northeast Indiana," says Tami Hoagland, Athletics Office Manager at Manchester University.
The annual economic impact is estimated at $575,000 for each year of the championship.
Visit Fort Wayne is the official destination marketing organization for Fort Wayne and Allen County. Each year, over 5.9 million people visit Fort Wayne and generate $619 million in direct economic impact