The NCAA has named Chase Center and the city of San Francisco as a host site for the 2025 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship West Regionals, it was announced today. The Pac-12 Conference will serve as the host. Specific dates for the regional round, which consists of the Sweet 16 and Elite 8, have not yet been finalized.
As previously announced, Chase Center will also host the 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship West Regionals on March 24 and 26, 2022. It will mark the first time the NCAA will bring March Madness to San Francisco since 1939, when the city hosted the West Regional at the California Coliseum on Treasure Island.
The NCAA today announced more than 450 selections of host sites for preliminary rounds and final sites of championships in Divisions I, II and III, with most to be held from 2022-23 through 2025-26. This is the third time for this specific NCAA championship bid process, which created the largest host site announcement ever, spanning 86 championships across a four-year cycle. Previously, selection announcements varied by sport. This process now gives the NCAA and host sites more time to plan each championship experience.
Bidding for 86 of 90 NCAA championships began in August 2019 and more than 3,000 bid applications were ultimately submitted. Each sport committee, per division, selected the host sites it believed would provide the ultimate experience for the respective student-athletes, resulting in more than 400 total championship event sites being awarded. More than 54,000 student athletes compete in NCAA championships each year. The four championships not included in the process due to preexisting site arrangements are: Division I baseball, Division I football, Division I softball and Division III women’s ice hockey.
About Chase Center
Chase Center is an award-winning 18,064-seat sports and entertainment arena in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood that is home to the six-time NBA champion Golden State Warriors and hosts a variety of concerts, family shows and special performances. Opened in September 2019, Chase Center is home to the Warriors Practice Facility, which houses two full-length courts, a 4,000 square-foot weight room and numerous amenities including a sauna, a cryotherapy treatment chamber and a hydro room with float tanks. Chase Center boasts six clubs, 136 suites, and over 200 pieces of museum-quality art as part of the Chase Center Art Collection. Easily accessible by foot, bicycle or mass transit, Chase Center anchors Thrive City—a privately financed, multipurpose complex consisting of 3.2 acres of publicly accessible plazas and unique restaurant and retail locations, in addition to year-round health and wellness programming such as Get Fit clinics, yoga sessions, farmer’s markets and much more.