The East regionals of the 2019 NCAA men’s basketball tournament will take place at Verizon Center, college sports’ governing body announced Tuesday. The Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games are scheduled for March 29 and 31, respectively, with Georgetown University serving as the host school.
It will be the seventh time NCAA tournament games will be played at Verizon Center since 1998 and the first time since 2013 for regionals. Verizon Center also hosted the regional rounds in 2006.
“We are very excited to serve as the host for the 2019 NCAA regional championship with our partner at Verizon Center,” Georgetown Athletic Director Lee Reed said in statement. “We are very excited to showcase March Madness in the nation’s capital as we further our strategic initiative of bringing high-level athletic events to the DMV.”
Other regional sites for the 2019 tournament will be Kansas City, Mo.; Louisville; and Anaheim, Calif. The Final Four is set for Minneapolis, marking the fourth time that city has hosted the event.
First- and second-round games will be played in Columbus, Ohio; Jacksonville; Columbia, S.C.; Salt Lake City; Tulsa; Des Moines; Seattle; and Hartford, Conn.
Ticket information will be made available in the near future, according to the NCAA.