Exciting news reached Chicago yesterday when the city was named the host for two great college sports championships out of an original pool of bids including 1,984 submissions. With 2017 and 2018 Chicago host city announcements, Chicago has shifted the tournaments from a familiar destination and positioned itself for repeat business in the future.
The United Center was named a host site, the first time this event will be hosted at the home of the NHL Stanely Cup Winners the Chicago Blackhawks. With the University of Notre Dame, the UC will host the 2017 Frozen Four, the NCAA ice hockey championship. This great, historic tournament has produced some dramatic moments and incredible finishes, as well as propelled a number of players into the NHL. Current Chicago Blackhawks forward Ben Smith was named the 2010 Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player while at Boston College.
The University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) was named the host university for the 2018 NCAA men's gymnastics championships, which will be held at the UIC Pavilion in late April of that year.
For more information about these and other college championships, visit www.NCAA.com.