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March Madness in 2025 among 8 NCAA championship events announced for Cleveland area

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Posted at 3:25 PM, Oct 14, 2020

CLEVELAND — The NCAA announced they will be bringing eight championship events to the Cleveland area by 2026, including March Madness.

These are the events coming to Northeast Ohio:

  • NCAA Division III Baseball Championship Finals will be held in 2024, 2025 and 2026 in Eastlake at Classic Park.
  • NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Swimming Championship will be held in 2024 at SPIRE Institute's aquatics center in Geneva.
  • March Madness first and second rounds will be held in 2025 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.
  • NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be held in 2025 at SPIRE Institute.
  • NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships will be held in 2026 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.
  • National Collegiate Women's Bowling Championship will be held in 2026 at RollHouse in Wickliffe.

Cleveland was supposed to host the first rounds of March Madness this year, but it was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The last time Cleveland was host to a March Madness event was in 2015, when the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight rounds took place at the then-Quicken Loans Arena.

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