The Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Center is still under construction, but the NCAA announced today that the new state-of-the-art facility, slated to open in the fall of 2018, has been selected to host NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament games in 2022.
“This is fantastic news for the state of Wisconsin and another important milestone in the progress of this world-class arena in Milwaukee,” Bucks President Peter Feigin said. “The BMO Harris Bradley Center was a tremendous host for NCAA basketball for many years and we’re thrilled to continue partnering with Marquette to ensure that tradition continues in the new building. We look forward to many more exciting announcements as we continue to bring a wide range of entertainment options to our community.”
The Bradley Center, with Marquette serving as the host, was the venue for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament this past season, as well as in 1992, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2010 and 2014.