Target Center to host Big Ten 2023, 2024 basketball tournaments
The Big Ten Conference is bringing its basketball tournaments to Minneapolis.
Wednesday, the conference announced that Target Center will host the 2023 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament and both the men’s and women’s 2024 Big Ten basketball tournaments.
“We are thrilled to bring the Big Ten Basketball Tournaments to Minneapolis, beginning with the Big Ten Women’s Tournament in 2023,” Big Ten Conference Commissioner Kevin Warren said in a statement. “Minneapolis has a strong history of hosting exceptional events such as the recent NCAA Women’s Final Four, and also features world-class venues and an outstanding base of Big Ten alumni and fans. We look forward to creating new memories and experiences for our student-athletes, coaches, and member institutions, further expanding our fanbase, cultivating relationships with the business community, and fostering a positive and lasting impact on the Twin Cities.”
The 2023 women’s tournament will mark the first time the event is played outside of Indianapolis since 2015, when it was played just outside Chicago. The men’s tournament had also been in Indianapolis for many years but has also made stops in Washington, D.C. (2017), New York City (2018) and Chicago (2019) before returning to Indianapolis the past three years.