The NCAA tournament for women’s basketball is moving to a two-host format for its regional rounds next year, with eight teams playing in Seattle and Greenville, South Carolina.
Each of those sites will host two regional semi-final games on 24 March and two more on 25 March. Each site will host a regional championship on 26 March and another on 27 March.
In the past, the NCAA tournament had four regional sites.
The NCAA Tournament bracket will be revealed on March 12, the same day that the men’s tournament announces its teams.
The first four opening-round women’s games will take place on March 15-16 and will be held at the campuses of the teams in the top 16. All sites bidding for round-of-64 and round-of-32 games must agree to this possibility. Also hosting the first four games.
Ball State athletic director Beth Goetz will serve as NCAA Division I women’s basketball chair for the 2022-23 school year. Oregon Deputy Athletics Director Lisa Peterson is vice president and will take over as president in 2023-24.
“This is such an important time for our sport and championship,” Goetz said in a statement released by the NCAA. “The committee is dedicated to continuing to work with the women’s basketball community and staff to ensure that we continue to serve as stewards for the NCAA Tournament, one of the greatest sporting events in the world.” “
Plans for the 2023 Championship also included updates on operations, venues, travel, ticketing, branding, broadcast, digital/social and media. The committee received a report on plans for the 2023 Women’s Final Four in Dallas, which would host the second combined Division I, II and III women’s basketball national championship games at the American Airlines Center in two days.
The committee also received an update on the women’s Final Four site selection process, which will conclude in November with the announcement of 2027-31 sites.
Tickets for Greenville and Seattle Regional will be available for sale starting October 20.