The Big Ten announced Tuesday night their plans to relocate the conference’s postseason basketball tournament from the United Center in Chicago to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The conference’s press release stated “The decision to relocate the tournament to Indianapolis was based on multiple factors. First and foremost was the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches, officials and conference constituents. Hosting both the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments in the same city allows for cohesive testing and medical protocols for both events, as well as centralized accommodations surrounding the competition venues.”
The Tournament will return to Chicago in 2023. The 2021 tourney now in Indianapolis will run from March 10th -14th . Also of note the NCAA Men’s basketball tourney will also be taking place in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas this year.