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Georgetown University was selected to serve as the host for the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball NCAA Regional Championship at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., it was announced by the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee on Tuesday afternoon.
The NCAA Regional Championship will be held on Friday, March 29 and Sunday, March 31 at Capital One Arena.
“We are very excited to serve as the host for the 2019 NCAA Regional Championship with our partners at Capital One Arena,” Georgetown Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Lee Reed said. “We are very excited to showcase March Madness in the Nation’s Capital as we further our strategic initiative of bringing high-level athletics events to the DMV.”
This is the seventh time the NCAA Tournament will return to the Nation’s Capital since 1998 and it will be the sixth time Georgetown has served as the host at Verizon Center. Georgetown has served as the host for first and second round events in 2002, 2008 and 2011 and hosted the regional finals in 2006 and 2013.
“It’s exciting to have the NCAA Regional Championship back in the Nation’s Capital and here at Capital One Arena for the third time,” said Monumental Sports & Entertainment President of Venues David Touhey. “The arena has hosted the tournament six times since 1998 across multiple rounds and has now been awarded the seventh iteration of the tournament – the third time being for the Regional Championship.”
Washington, D.C., will join Kansas, City, Mo. (Missouri Valley Conference); Louisville, Ky. (Louisville) and Anaheim, Calif. (Big West) as sites for the regional semifinals and finals from March 28-31, 2019.