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University of New Mexico to Host 2009 NCAA Women's First and Second Round Games
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  07/06/2006
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

July 6, 2006

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee has selected the first- and second-round and regional sites for the 2009 and 2010 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championships and those sites have been approved by the Administrative Committee of the NCAA Division I Championships/Competition Cabinet.

Cities chosen to host first- and second-round games in 2009 include Albuquerque, N.M.; Baton Rouge, La.; College Park, Md.; Columbus, Ohio; Duluth, Ga.; Lubbock, Texas; Los Angeles, Calif.; and Piscataway, N.J. The four regionals are Berkeley, Calif.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Raleigh, N.C.; and Trenton, N.J.

The first- and second-rounds of the 2010 championship will be played in Austin, Texas; Berkeley, Calif.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Norfolk, Va.; Notre Dame, Ind.; Tempe, Ariz.; and Trenton, N.J. The four regional sites are Dayton, Ohio; Kansas City, Mo.; Memphis, Tenn.; and Sacramento, Calif.

St. Louis will host the 2009 Women's Final Four and San Antonio will serve as the host city in 2010.

"The high level of interest in our championship that we found from cities, institutions and conferences across the country was very pleasing to our committee," said Joni Comstock, Director of Athletics at American University and chair of the Division I Women's Basketball Committee. "To be able to get a good blend of cities that have past hosting experience in combination with a number of new cities and venues is good for the continued growth of the game of women's basketball and our championship."

The following first- and second-round sites will host games either Saturday, March 21, and Monday, March 23 or Sunday, March 22 and Tuesday, March 24, 2009:

Site and Host(s)

The Pit/Bob King Court (15,932), University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Pete Maravich Assembly Center (13,394), Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Comcast Center (17,950), University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center (18,500), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Arena at Gwinnett (13,100), University of Georgia, Duluth, Georgia

United Spirit Arena (15,098), Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Galen Events Center (10,244), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Louis Brown Athletic Center (8,000), Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey

The following regional sites will host games either Saturday, March 28, and Monday, March 30 or Sunday, March 29 and Tuesday, March 31, 2009:

Site and Host(s)

Haas Pavilion (11,896), University of California, Berkeley, California

Ford Center (18,929), Big 12 Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

RBC Center (19,722), North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Sovereign Bank Arena (8,500), Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and Rider University, Trenton, New Jersey

The following first- and second-round sites will host games either Saturday, March 20, and Monday, March 22 or Sunday, March 21 and Tuesday, March 23, 2010:

Site and Host(s)

Frank Erwin Special Events Center (16,755), University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Haas Pavilion (11,896), University of California, Berkeley, California

Thompson-Boling Arena (25,000), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

Williams Arena (14,699), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Constant Convocation Center (8,639), Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

Joyce Center (11,300), University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

Wells Fargo Arena (14,141), Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Sovereign Bank Arena (8,500), Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and Rider University, Trenton, New Jersey

The following regional sites will host games either Saturday, March 27, and Monday, March 29 or Sunday, March 28 and Tuesday, March 30, 2010:

Site and Host(s)

University of Dayton Arena (13,000), University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio

Sprint Center (18,500), Big 12 Conference, Kansas City, Missouri

FedEx Forum (18,200), University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

ARCO Arena (16,461), The University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California

The exact dates for the sites will be announced at a later date.

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