The University of Idaho and the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena are pleased to announce that March Madness will return to Spokane in 2016. The NCAA revealed this morning that Spokane has been selected as a host city for the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds.
The Spokane games are currently scheduled to take place on Friday, March 18, 2016 and Sunday, March 20, 2016. Over those two days of heated competition, Spokane will witness six games and cheer on eight teams as they vie for a chance to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. The 2016 games will mark the tenth time since 2001 that the Spokane Arena has hosted either a Men’s or Women’s NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament. This marks the first time the University of Idaho and the Spokane Arena have teamed up to present an NCAA Basketball event. Both organizations are thrilled with the NCAA’s announcement.