Fort Worth Announces Selection as NCAA Site for Gymnastics, Basketball
2 May, 2017
Collaborative efforts from Fort Worth Sports Marketing, Texas Christian University (TCU), Texas Woman’s University (TWU), Fort Worth Convention Center (FWCC), Knight Eady and Dickies Arena result in Big Win
NCAA announced Fort Worth will host the 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 Women’s Gymnastics National Championship and 2022 DI Men’s Basketball Rounds 1&2 on the same day Fort Worth announced the new Dickies Arena.
“It is an honor to welcome back the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics National Championships and for the first time since 1970, NCAA Men’s Basketball,” said Bob Jameson, president and CEO of the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau (FWCVB). “This is a huge win for Fort Worth and we’re so proud of our strong partnerships with TCU, TWU, the Fort Worth Convention Center, Knight Eady and the new Dickies Arena.”
“Together with the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau, Texas Christian University, Texas Woman’s University and our partners at Knight Eady, we are excited to announce that Dickies Arena was selected to host multiple major NCAA events,” said Matt Homan, Multipurpose Arena Fort Worth’s president and general manager.
“This is another testament to the fantastic partnership that TCU has with the City of Fort Worth,” said Chris Del Conte, TCU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. “Now with the new Dickies Arena coming to fruition, Fort Worth is an incredibly attractive host site for many NCAA Championships, which will certainly benefit TCU student-athletes, coaches and fans.”
NCAA Women’s Gymnastics National Championships
- April 19-20, 2019 Fort Worth Convention Center
- April 17-18, 2020 Dickies Arena
- April 16-17, 2021 Dickies Arena
- April 15-16, 2022 Dickies Arena
NCAA Men’s Basketball Rounds 1 & 2
- March 17-20, 2022 Dickies Arena
“Texas Woman’s is excited to once again serve as the host institution for this prestigious national championship,” said Chalese Connors, director of athletics at TWU. “With our experienced partners from Knight Eady Sports Group and the Fort Worth CVB, we know that the student-athletes and their fans will enjoy the best in NCAA women’s collegiate gymnastics in a highly competitive and thrilling environment. We’re honored to help bring this event back to Texas.”
The estimated direct economic impact of each NCAA Women’s Gymnastics tournament is $1,263,120 and $7,479,000 for NCAA Men’s Basketball and millions more in media exposure.
The FWCVB created the Fort Worth Sports Marketing department to support this growth area of the city. Since the launch, Fort Worth Sports Marketing has been recognized nationally for hosting the 2015 and 2016 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships.
For the NCAA release on the site selection, visit http://www.ncaa.com/news/ncaa/article/2017-04-18/2019-2022-future-di-ncaa-championship-sites
About the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau: The FWCVB is the official destination marketing organization of the 16th-largest city in the United States, dedicated to promoting Fort Worth as a premier business, leisure, sports and film destination with thriving centers of arts and commerce. For more information, visit www.FortWorth.com.