The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has selected Little Caesars Arena as the host of the 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Regionals — the first-ever Regional round hosted at the award-winning arena in The District Detroit.
“We’re thrilled for Little Caesars Arena to host the 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Regionals,” said Chris Granger, Group President, Sports & Entertainment, Ilitch Holdings, Inc. “We look forward to showcasing the great city of Detroit to our fans and visitors, and to creating a tremendous experience for the competing student-athletes. We’d like to thank our partners at Detroit Mercy and Oakland University and the Detroit Sports Commission for their passionate commitment, and especially the NCAA for entrusting our organization to host world-class events for Detroiters and collegiate sports fans across the country.”
The Sweet 16 and Elite Eight of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament takes place the second weekend of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, after which the winning regional champions will advance to the Final Four.
“Bringing this elite event to our guests from near and far is the epitome of our mission — to provide access to amazing entertainment and alive moments inspired by the soul of Detroit,” Howard Handler, 313 Presents President, said. “We look forward to showcasing the best in collegiate athletics at our world-class venue and creating memorable experiences for the student-athletes, coaches and fans.”
With the NCAA’s selection, metro Detroit has also been selected to host the 2023 Division I Men’s Golf Championships, the 2024 Division I Field Hockey Championship and the 2024–‘26 National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championships. Little Caesars Arena had also previously been selected and will host the 1st and 2nd Rounds of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and the 2022 NCAA Wrestling Championships.