March Madness: Key dates and locations for the 2023 NCAA Tournament

By VSiN Staff  ( 

February 28, 2023 09:06 PM

March Madness is right around the corner and VSiN is going to have you covered with all sorts of betting information, picks and analysis for all the 2023 NCAA Tournament matchups. But when does the tournament start? And where will the games be played? Below you’ll find all the key dates for this glorious event, as well as the locations and sites for every round.

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When does the NCAA Tournament begin and what are some key dates?

Selection Sunday: March 12

First Four: March 14-15

First Round: March 16-17

Second Round: March 18-19

Sweet 16: March 23-24

Elite Eight: March 25-26

Final Four: April 1

National Championship: April 3

Where will the NCAA Tournament be played?

First Four: UD Arena (Dayton, Ohio)

First & Second Rounds: Amway Center (Orlando, Florida), Ball Arena (Denver, Colorado), Golden 1 Center (Sacramento, California), Greensboro Coliseum (Greensboro, North Carolina), Legacy Arena (Birmingham, Alabama), MVP Arena (Albany, New York), Nationwide Arena (Columbus, Ohio), Wells Fargo Arena (Des Moines, Iowa)

Sweet 16 & Elite Eight: KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, Kentucky), Madison Square Garden (New York, New York), T-Mobile Arena (Las Vegas, Nevada), T-Mobile Center (Kansas City, Missouri)

Final Four & National Championship: NRG Stadium (Houston, Texas)

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