UCF joins Higher Orlando Sports activities Fee to submit bids
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – UCF will function the institutional host for a number of 2023 NCAA Championships, together with a singular tennis occasion to be held on the USTA Nationwide Campus in Orlando.
The 100-court USTA facility will function the venue for all six tennis championships in 2023. It’s going to mark the primary time in NCAA historical past that males’s and ladies’s championships in all three divisions (I, II and III) of the identical sport are held on the similar time in the identical venue.
The NCAA additionally awarded 2023 NCAA Males’s Basketball Championship first-and-second-round video games to Amway Heart in downtown Orlando. Amway Heart additionally performed host to NCAA first-and second-round males’s basketball video games in 2014 and 2017 and the Amway Area was the host location in 2004.
UCF joined the Higher Orlando Sports activities Fee in submitting bids for these occasions.
Since 1997, GO Sports activities has hosted not less than one NCAA nationwide or regional championship yearly. Through the NCAA’s 2018-2022 bid cycle, Higher Orlando was awarded 13 championships/regionals throughout all three divisions, highlighted by the Division I Males’s and Ladies’s Tennis Championships on the USTA Nationwide Campus in 2019 and 2021.
The 2019 NCAA Division I Males’s and Ladies’s Tennis Championships attracted practically 12,000 followers over the 10-day occasion. Tennis Channel, which has a everlasting manufacturing presence on the campus, broadcast greater than 50 hours of dwell protection in 2019, a primary for faculty tennis. The USTA Nationwide Campus is also scheduled to host the NCAA Division III championships in 2022.
“Congratulations to the Higher Orlando Sports activities Fee for its work in making certain that Orlando continues to qualify as the highest vacation spot within the nation for intercollegiate championship occasions,” mentioned UCF vice chairman and director of athletics Danny White.
“The NCAA announcement of those future website picks is proof of that—and UCF appears ahead to its function in making these occasions memorable ones for student-athletes, coaches and spectators.
“Since our tennis groups play their house matches on the USTA Nationwide Campus, all of us at UCF are properly conscious that it’s unquestionably the most effective collegiate tennis facility within the nation. So it’s no shock that the NCAA has elected to deliver its tennis championships again to Orlando.”
That is the third time for this particular NCAA championship bid course of, which created the biggest host website announcement ever, spanning 86 championships throughout a four-year cycle. Beforehand, choice bulletins assorted by sport. This course of now provides the NCAA and host websites extra time to plan every championship expertise.
Bidding for 86 of 90 NCAA championships started in August 2019 and greater than 3,000 bid purposes had been finally submitted. Every sport committee, per division, chosen the host websites it believed would offer the last word expertise for the respective student-athletes, leading to greater than 450 whole championship occasion websites being awarded. Greater than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships every year. The 4 championships not included within the course of as a result of preexisting website preparations are: Division I baseball, Division I soccer, Division I softball and Division III ladies’s ice hockey.
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