Teams will practice on multiple courts at the Indiana Convention Center. The staffs of Ball State, Butler, Indiana, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and Purdue will assist with tournament operations. The Indiana Convention Center will be used as a practice facility, with multiple courts set up inside the venue.
“Marriott properties, an official NCAA corporate partner, will house most of the tournament teams,” the NCAA announced. “The properties are connected to the convention center via skywalks and within a controlled environment. All teams will be housed on dedicated hotel floors, with physically distanced meeting and dining rooms, as well as secure transportation to and from competition venues.
“The 2021 version of March Madness will be one to remember, if for no other reason than the uniqueness of the event,” said NCAA Senior Vice President of Basketball Dan Gavitt. “With the direction of the Men’s Basketball Committee, we are making the most of the circumstances the global pandemic has presented. We’re fortunate to have neighbors and partners in Indianapolis and surrounding communities who not only love the game of basketball as much as anyone else in the country but have a storied history when it comes to staging major sporting events.
“This is going to be complicated and difficult; there’s no question about that. We appreciate the collaboration among the Men’s Basketball Committee and staff, our hosts and local organizers, the staffs at each practice and competition venue, and our broadcast and corporate partners. We will all pull together and stage a terrific national championship.”