click to enlarge Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena will will host yet another NCAA pod this spring.
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena will will host yet another NCAA pod this spring.

This year, Spokane was proudly granted a new nickname by Hoopfest: Hooptown, USA. So it makes perfect sense the city has been chosen to host yet another NCAA mens tournament "pod" — four first-round and two second-round games — in March of 2020. But why has the NCAA chosen Hooptown, USA, to host the most men's and women's NCAA basketball tournament rounds since 2000?

"Spokane is drawn to basketball," says Becca Watters, assistant general manager at the Spokane Arena. "The community rallies around the event."

That means great fans and a packed Arena for all three sessions. Why should you go? Maybe you're a fan of the sport. Maybe you like a bargain, and two games for one ticket is just too good of a deal to pass up. Or maybe it's because in 2007, Kevin Durant played his final game in a University of Texas uniform at the Spokane Arena and there is always a possibility you might just see a future superstar in person. The public will have an opportunity to buy tickets this fall; more information on how to purchase tickets and other exciting announcements about March Madness will be made in the coming months.

NCAA 2020 • Begins March 19 • Spokane Arena • ncaa.org

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