Gameday Guides for the 7 Tourney Sites

The NCAA Tournament is taking place in 7 different arenas throughout Indiana. Our gameday guides feature everything you need to know when planning a trip, attending a game, or even just watching on TV. We walk you through the history of each host and key you in on incredible cuisine, fun attractions, and great people. See what makes these arenas and the surrounding areas so amazing!

Division I 

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Indianapolis

Whether it is the Pacers, Fever, or IHSAA State Championships, Bankers Life Fieldhouse is one of the world's premier venues for basketball. Located right in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, it is no surprise that the nearby culture, food, and attractions are top-notch. 

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Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall

Bloomington

Three NCAA National Champion IU Hoosier teams have called Assembly Hall home. Over the decades, millions of fans have attended countless unforgettable games at this timeless arena. It's also important to remember that Bloomington is not only known for Indiana University, but additionally a diverse culture and incredible outdoor adventures. 

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Lucas Oil Stadium

Indianapolis

Does it get any better than basketball in a football stadium? Lucas Oil Stadium is an awesome venue for the game of basketball, having hosted Final Fours in 2010, 2015, and now in 2021. In fact, some of the most historic moments in the history of the tournament have happened here. Plus, there is endless fun within walking distance of "The House That Peyton Built". 

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Mackey Arena

West Lafayette

Mackey Arena is where the Purdue University Boilermakers call home. First Four and First Round games of the 2021 Tournament are being played here. Just an hour outside of Indianapolis, you can enjoy a howl with wolves or get a taste at the last standing "XXX Thirst Station" root beer drive-in. See why the "Home of Purdue" is so unique!

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Hinkle Fieldhouse

Indianapolis

Hinkle Fieldhouse personifies college basketball. This 90+ year-old basketball cathedral has stood the test of time as the home for Butler sports. It may be truly incredible, but just like Norman Dale proved, Hinkle's rims are the exact same measurements as anywhere else.  

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Indiana Farmers Coliseum

Indianapolis

Home of the IUPUI Jaguars, the Indiana Farmers Coliseum is host to First and Second round games of the 2021 Tournament. Not only does this versatile arena have an immense history, but it is also near one of the coolest living history museums in the country. 

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Division II

Ford Center

Evansville

This year marks 25 years as Evansville playing host to the DII Championship. The Ford Center will hold Regional games along with the complete Elite 8 leading up to the Championship. Evansville has a storied history dating back hundreds and even thousands of years. Tip - you absolutely cannot miss the restaurant occupying a former Greyhound Depot!

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