The NCAA women’s basketball tournament will have a two-host format for its regional rounds next year with eight teams each playing in Seattle and Greenville, South Carolina.
Each site will host two regional semifinal games on March 24 and two more on March 25. In each location, one regional championship will be on March 26 and another on March 27.
In the past, the NCAA tournament had four regional venues.
The NCAA tournament bracket will be released on March 12, the same day the men’s tournament announces its teams.
The women’s first-round top-four games will take place on March 15-16 and will be held on the campuses of the teams seeded in the top 16. to host a First Four match.
Ball State Athletic Director Beth Goetz will serve as NCAA Division I women’s basketball chair for the 2022-23 school year. Oregon Deputy Athletic Director Lisa Peterson is the vice president and will take over as president in 2023-24.
Planning for the 2023 championship also included updates on operations, officiating, travel, ticketing, branding, broadcast, digital/social and media. The committee received a briefing on planning for the 2023 Women’s Final Four in Dallas, which will host the second Division I, II and III women’s basketball national championship games at the American Airlines Center over two days.
The committee also received an update on the site selection process for the Women’s Final Four, which will conclude with the announcement of the sites for 2027-31 in November.