2021 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship Relocating to Campus Site

Lisa R. Parker

NEWPORT Information, Va. – The Atlantic 10 Conference introduced now that the 2021 Men’s Basketball Championship will be relocated from Barclays Center to the campus of an A-10 member establishment. The choice to relocate the March championship is due to the latest COVID-19 pandemic setting, and was built in arrangement with BSE Worldwide CEO John Abbamondi and Barclays Heart. The championship is scheduled to return to the Brooklyn venue in 2023 and 2024.
Barclays Heart has served as the conference championship home for 6 a long time (2013-2016, 2019-2020) and is scheduled to host the 2023 and 2024 championships. Funds One particular Arena in Washington, D.C., was earlier announced as the host of the 2022 championship.
“The A-10 has a fantastic romantic relationship and partnership with Barclays Middle and BSE International, so determining on this relocation was bittersweet as we have experienced exciting game titles and our pupil-athletes have had very first-class experiences,” stated Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade. “I am appreciative of the aid and management from Barclays Middle, and look ahead to returning in 2023 and 2024.  The problems introduced by COVID-19 and the capacity to host this occasion on campus delivers the league with operational efficiencies, proven nearby well being departments relationships, and a familiarity of convention COVID-19 protocols.”
“Although we were being thrilled to the moment yet again host the Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship, we wholly assistance the conference’s decision to host the occasion at a single campus web page,” reported John Abbamondi, CEO of BSE Worldwide. “We search forward to continuing our partnership with the Atlantic 10 Meeting and working with each other to convey the ideal of higher education basketball to Brooklyn when the championship returns to Barclays Middle in 2023.”
The precise locale of the championship, which will be played March 10-14, is underneath review and will be introduced in the close to future. It will mark the to start with time given that 2004 that the total championship has been contested on campus, when Dayton served as host at UD Arena. On top of that, from 2010-2012, the initially round of the championship was held in the home arenas of the larger seeds.
“We are fortunate to have to start with course arenas all through the A-10, with solid administrative and operational employees on campus, providing the league quite a few solutions for a member institution to host.” added McGlade. 
Barclays Centre and the Atlantic 10 were also slated to host the 2021 Men’s Basketball NCAA East Regional, but the NCAA introduced in November 2020 that the 2021 Men’s Basketball Event will be conducted in Indianapolis. The 2024 NCAA First and Second Rounds will be performed at Barclays Centre with the A-10 serving as host.
The 2021 A-10 Women’s Basketball Championship is on agenda to be contested at VCU’s Siegel Heart, March 3-7, in Richmond, Va.  A revised format built to cut down team travel was previously accepted by the Athletic Directors, allowing all groups to vacation to a single site for the Championship.

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