Evansville will host the Ohio Valley Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships through at least 2023.
The OVC Board of Presidents has voted to accept a three-year agreement to hold the tournament at the Ford Center through the 2023 championships.
The agreement also includes an option for a fourth year, which would be considered by the OVC Board no later than spring 2022.
The championships were first held at the Ford Center in 2018 and this year’s event set attendance records, including a crowd of more than 10,500 for the men’s championship game.
This year’s tournament will be held March 4th through the 7th.
Evansville will also host this year’s OVC Basketball Media Day Tuesday, October 22, at the DoubleTree by Hilton.
Evansville Deputy Mayor Steve Schaefer and Evansville Sports Corporation President Eric Marvin announced the deal.