Basketball Resources

Publish date: Dec 7, 2010

2013 Men’s Championship

75th Anniversary of the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship

Recognizing that 2013 is the 75th anniversary of the championship, the committee selected venues and cities which have served as the backdrop to great tournament moments such as North Carolina’s triple-overtime win in the 1957 championship game in Kansas City, Villanova’s upset of Georgetown in Lexington in the 1985 title game, the Duke-Kentucky classic in the 1992 East Regional final in Philadelphia, and hundreds of other plays, players and games that are deep-seated in tournament history.

Auburn Hills, Austin, Dayton, Kansas City, Lexington, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, and San Jose were selected to host first- and second-rounds, and Indianapolis, Los Angeles and North Texas were chosen for the regional rounds. Auburn Hills and San Jose both earned bids for the fourth time since 1997, while Austin was selected for the sixth time since 1981. Los Angeles has hosted the championship 11 times, including two Final Fours, but has not served as a host city since 1994, while North Texas will prepare for the 2014 Final Four with a regional at Cowboys Stadium. 

Kansas City, which has served as host to 28 tournaments, including 10 Final Fours, was also selected for 2013. With Indianapolis, Lexington, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City and Final Four host Atlanta having each staged more than 75 tournament games, the 2013 championship will feature seven of the top nine cities for most tournament games hosted of all time. 

Dayton, which has hosted the opening round game since its inception in 2001, has hosted 24 times in the tournament’s history. One regional site will remain unnamed while details are being finalized.

The 2013 Men’s Final Four will be played in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Dates, Rounds

City, State



 Opening Round

Dayton, OH

UD Arena

Dayton University

March 21/23 2ndt/3rd Rounds

Auburn Hills, MI

Palace of Auburn Hills

Oakland University

March 21/23 2ndt/3rd Rounds

Lexington, KY

Rupp Arena

University of Kentucky

March 21/23 2ndt/3rd Rounds

Salt Lake City, UT

Energy Solutions Arena

University of Utah

March 21/23 2ndt/3rd Rounds

San Jose, CA

HP Pavilion

West Coast Conference

March 22/24 2ndt/3rd Rounds

Austin, TX

Frank Erwin Center

University of Texas

March 22/24 2ndt/3rd Rounds

Dayton, OH

UD Arena

University of Dayton

March 22/24 2ndt/3rd Rounds

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center


March 22/24 2ndt/3rd Rounds

Philadelphia, PA

Wachovia Center

Temple University

March 28/30 West Regional

Los Angeles, CA

Staples Center

Pepperdine University

March 28/30   East Regional




March 29/31 South Regional

Arlington/Dallas/ Fort Worth, TX

Cowboys Stadium

Big 12 Conference

March 29/31 Midwest Regional

Indianapolis, IN

Lucas Oil Stadium

Butler University/ IUPUI/Horizon League