The NCAA on Thursday, Nov. 20, announced Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City will host an NCAA Division 1 Women’s Basketball Regional in 2017.
The event will feature four teams that have qualified for the “Sweet 16”, with two regional semifinal games, and a regional final game.
The dates are yet to be determined, but the games will be played over two days between March 24 and March 27.
The Oklahoma City All Sports Association will host the event along with the University of Oklahoma.
“It has been an exciting week for the All Sports Association. First, with the announcement of the NCAA men’s first and second rounds coming in 2016, and now the announcement of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional returning to Oklahoma City in 2017”, said All Sports Executive Director, Tim Brassfield. “Being named a host of this event for the fifth time since 2008 shows the commitment our organization, this city and our fans has to the NCAA and women’s basketball. We look forward to being able to send another team through the ‘Oklahoma City Regional’ to the Final Four.”
It will be the fifth time Chesapeake Arena has hosted an NCAA women’s regional.
The arena also hosted in 2008, 2009, 2013, and will host again in March of 2015.