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UD Arena to host 2020 Atlantic 10 women’s basketball tournament

The Atlantic 10 women’s basketball tournament is coming to UD Arena in 2020.

The conference announced sites through 2021 on Tuesday. 

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“For the Atlantic 10, the University, the Dayton region, players, coaches, media, and fans of all ages, we are excited to extend our long and rich relationship with hosting college basketball; one that will continue to bring the excitement of college basketball to a community that loves it, an institution that embraces it, and a facility that is among the best in the country,” said Vice President and Director of Athletics Neil Sullivan in a release. “The renovations will be complete by 2020 and hosting the A-10 tournament will provide us a great opportunity to showcase UD Arena as one of the nation’s premier basketball venues.”

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UD Arena, in the midst of a three-year renovation, has hosted more than 130 NCAA Tournament games, more than any venue in the country. It has played host to the First Four since 2001 and will continue to do so through at least through 2022.

“Having the A-10 tournament at campus locations will bring a lot of energy to the tournament and we are looking forward to the next three years,” said Dayton head coach Shauna Green in a release. “I am extremely excited to be hosting the championship in 2020. The renovated UD Arena will be such an unbelievable atmosphere for all the teams. We have the best fans in the country and I know they will turn out to support this championship event.”

 The UD women led the A-10 in attendance last season with 2,605 fans per game.

Duquense will host the 2019 A-10 tournament and VCU the 2021 event.

The $72 million renovation of UD Arena is in phase 2 with two shifts of construction workers tackling the big project

  

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