The Greensboro Coliseum Complex is not having a good year, to say the least, but it did get some excellent news this week.
The Greensboro Coliseum will be the site of the first and second rounds of the 2023 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Men’s Basketball Championships. This will mark the 14th time the Greensboro Coliseum has hosted NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament for a total of 63 games.
The Coliseum has hosted the Final Four once in 1974 when North Carolina State University led by David Thompson won the NCAA national championship.
This year the Coliseum was scheduled to host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, following the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Men’s Basketball Tournament. But the ACC Tournament was cancelled while in progress on Thursday, March 12 and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament was also cancelled due to the coronavirus.
The ACC will be the official host for the 2023 NCAA Tournament games at the Coliseum.
ACC Commissioner John Swofford said, “We appreciate the NCAA awarding the Atlantic Coast Conference and Greensboro Coliseum the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball first and second rounds. The partnership between the ACC and the City of Greensboro has spanned more that six decades and continues to be exceptional.”
The NCAA also announced that the Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC) would be the site of the 2023, 2024 and 2025 Division III Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships.”
Greensboro Coliseum Managing Director Matt Brown said, “The Greensboro Coliseum Complex has a long and storied history of hosting NCAA championship events at the highest level. We are thrilled that today’s announcement will lead to additional opportunities for ‘Tournament Town’ to shine and bring four future NCAA championships to the Greensboro Coliseum and Greensboro Aquatic Center.”
It was announced last week that the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving National Championships would be held at the GAC in March.