UCLA Awarded Future NCAA Championship Events
UCLA's Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom will be the host site for the 2023 National Collegiate Women's Gymnastics Regional and the 2026 National Collegiate Men's Volleyball Championship.
UCLA had been set to host the NCAA Gymnastics Regional in 2020 before the season was cut short due to the ongoing pandemic and will now host in 2023. This will be the Bruins' first time hosting a regional since 2010. The NCAA Championship will be held at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas through 2026.
The NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship returns to Pauley Pavilion in 2026. UCLA had already been awarded the host site for the 2022 Championships and has hosted 15 previous times, most recently in 2018. The Bruins have won nine NCAA titles in Pauley Pavilion.
Other upcoming NCAA Championships that had previously been awarded to UCLA are the 2021 Women's Water Polo Championships and the 2021 Men's Water Polo Championships.
This is the third time for this specific NCAA championship bid process, which created the largest host site announcement ever, spanning 86 championships across a four-year cycle. Previously, selection announcements varied by sport. This process now gives the NCAA and host sites more time to plan each championship experience.
Bidding for 86 of 90 NCAA championships began in August 2019 and more than 3,000 bid applications were ultimately submitted. Each sport committee, per division, selected the host sites it believed would provide the ultimate experience for the respective student-athletes, resulting in more than 450 total championship event sites being awarded. More than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships each year. The four championships not included in the process due to preexisting site arrangements are: Division I baseball, Division I football, Division I softball and Division III women's ice hockey.
For the full list of newly-awarded championships, visit ncaa.com.