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Welcome to Pittsburgh! What do you want to do first? Not sure yet? Well what about plans for tomorrow? …Well you still have time to decide… Where are you staying? You haven't booked a hotel yet?!?!

Pittsburgh Hosts NCAA®

Pittsburgh is where champions are made!

The NCAA has announced that they have selected Pittsburgh to host 22 upcoming preliminary and championship events in 2018 through 2022 - more than any other city!

Pittsburgh was awarded the following NCAA preliminary and championship events from 2018-2022:


  • 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship | First & Second Rounds | Mar. 15 & 17
    Duquesne University & PPG Paints Arena 
  • 2018 NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball Championship | Nov 15-17
    Saint Vincent College & A.J. Palumbo Center 
  • 2018 NCAA Division II Men's & Women's Cross Country Regional | Nov 17
    Slippery Rock University & Schenley Park
  • 2018 NCAA Division II National Championships Festival | Nov 27-Dec 1
    • NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Championship
      Clarion University & A.J. Palumbo Center
    • NCAA Division II Women's Field Hockey Championship
      Slippery Rock University & Arthur J. Rooney Field
    • NCAA Division II Men's & Women’s Soccer Championships
      Clarion University & Highmark Stadium
    • NCAA Division II Men's & Women's Cross Country Championships
      Slippery Rock University & Schenley Park


  • 2019 NCAA Division I Men's Wrestling Championship – March 21-23
    University of Pittsburgh & PPG Paints Arena
  • 2019 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Soccer Championship – Dec 12-14
    Slippery Rock University & Highmark Stadium
  • 2019 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball ChampionshipDec 19-21
    Duquesne University & PPG Paints Arena


  • 2020 NCAA Division II Men's & Women's Cross Country Regional – Nov 7 or 8
    Slippery Rock University & Cooper's Lake


  • 2021 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey ChampionshipApril 8-10
    Robert Morris University & PPG Paints Arena


  • 2022 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball ChampionshipFirst & Second Rounds – March 18 & 20
    Duquesne University & PPG Paints Arena
  • 2022 NCAA Division III Women's Basketball ChampionshipMarch 18-19
    Presidents' Athletic Conference & A.J. Palumbo Center

The Pittsburgh Bid Committee included representatives from the following nine host institutions, two athletic conferences and nine sports facilities:

A.J. Palumbo Center
Arthur J. Rooney Field
Carnegie Mellon University
Chatham University
Clarion University
Cooper's Lake Campground
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Duquesne University
Highmark Stadium
Pennsylvania State Athletics Conference
PPG Paints Arena
Presidents' Athletic Conference
Robert Morris University
Schenley Park
Slippery Rock University
Saint Vincent College
Thiel College
University of Pittsburgh
UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
Waldo S. Tippin Gymnasium