HENDERSON, NV – On Thursday, the Big West Conference office announced a new multi-year agreement to host the Big West Basketball Championship at the Dollar Lending Center in Henderson, NV in March 2022. will be completed in February next year.
In addition to hosting iconic Big West events for the next three years, the Dollar Loan Center is home to Henderson Silver Knights, the Vegas Golden Knights NHL affiliate of the American Hockey League, the Vegas Indoor Football League franchise and the Southern Nevada gymnasium. glory.
The 2022 Greater West Tournament will call the arena its first public event with tickets. The five-day grid will run March 8-12 on ESPN +, ESPNU and ESPN2, featuring 10 women’s and 10 men’s teams competing for Conference Championships and automatic entries for the NCAA Division I Championship.
Donning helmets on Thursday at the arena construction site, Big West Commissioner Dan Butterley held a joint press conference with Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz and Henderson Mayor Debra March in front of a contingent of local representatives, CEOs and Big West Athletics directors. …
“The Greater West epitomizes innovation and opportunity, and the Dollar Credit Center is a stunning, modern showcase for the Greater West, its member organizations and basketball programs,” Butterley said. “This is an impressive facility that will be the center of entertainment for the city of Henderson and the Las Vegas Valley. I know our student athletes, coaches, administrators and fans will love it next March. Special thanks to Mayor March. and to President Bubolz and his team for working with us to lift our brand and bring the Big West back to the Silver State. ”
“We are delighted that the first event at our new state-of-the-art community center in Henderson will be the Big West Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship,” added Bubolz. “The Dollar Loan Center will be home to some of the most exciting entertainment our region has to offer.”
The Greater West was the first university conference to host a basketball tournament in Nevada nearly 30 years ago.
The event was previously held at the Thomas & Mack Center in 1994 and 1995, and then from 1996 to 2000 the tournament moved to the Lawlor Events Center in Reno. The Greater West returned to Las Vegas a year ago, hosting the 2021 Championship at the Michelob ULTRA Arena. inside Mandalay Bay.