Utah will host NCAA basketball tournament and gymnastics regionals in upcoming 2023-26 cycle

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Syracuse bench cheers on their team as Syracuse faces Baylor in their first round menÕs NCAA March Madness tournament game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 21, 2019.

The NCAA has once again tabbed the University of Utah for championship-hosting duties.

In announcing 450 host sites for various championship events from 2023-26 on Wednesday, the college sports governing body has awarded a first/second-round NCAA Tournament site to Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the Jazz. Utah submitted a men’s basketball championship bid for the 2023-26 cycle and will act as the site host.

Additionally, the Huntsman Center will host one of four regional sites for the Women’s Gymnastics Championships in 2025. The 15,000-seat building was already set to host a women’s gymnastics regional in 2021.

“We couldn’t be more excited to host these championships and showcase to the country what Salt Lake City and the state of Utah has to offer,” Utah athletics director Mark Harlan said in a statement. “A huge thank you to Larry H. Miller Sports and Entertainment, Utah Jazz and Visit Salt Lake for their unwavering support to make this all possible and bring the championships to our city and state.”

The Salt Lake Tribune reported in May that Utah had submitted a bid for the 2023-26 cycle after successfully hosting the 2010 West Regional at Vivint Smart Home Arena, as well as the first and second rounds in 2013, 2017 and 2019.

Utah will host a women’s gymnastics regional for the 16th time in school history. It most recently hosted in 2018.