Big Ten announces future sites of football championships, basketball tournaments

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FILE - Fans pose with a Final Four logo before a college basketball game during the Final Four round of the NCAA tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, in this Saturday, April 3, 2021, file photo. A law firm hired to investigate gender equity concerns at NCAA championship events released a blistering report Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, that recommended holding the men's and women's Final Fours at the same site and offering financial incentives to schools to improve their women's basketball programs.

ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Big Ten Football Championship is staying put, the conference announced Wednesday.

The game has been held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for over a decade, and that won’t change until at least 2024. The 2023 game will be held on December 2 and the 2024 game will be held on December 7.

The site of the Men’s and Women’s Basketball tournaments, however, will be changing.

The 2023 Women’s tournament will be held at the Target Center in Minneapolis from March 1-5, the first time the event will take place outside of Indianapolis since 2015. The Big Ten already announced that the 2023 Men’s tournament would take place at Chicago’s United Center from March 8-12.

In 2024, both tournaments will be held at the Target Center, with the women playing from March 6-10 and the men taking the court from March 13-17. The arena is home to the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves, the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx and was the site of the 2022 Women’s Final Four.