NCAA ANNOUNCES DIVISION I WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP AT U.S. BANK STADIUM IN MARCH 2020
U.S. Bank Stadium to become the largest-ever home of the DI NCAA Wrestling Championship on March 19-21, 2020.
Minneapolis, MN (April 18, 2017) – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced today that the University of Minnesota will host four collegiate championship events within the 2018-2022 championship bid cycle, including the DI Wrestling Championship at U.S. Bank Stadium scheduled for March 19-21, 2020.
University of Minnesota, Sports Minneapolis and U.S. Bank Stadium staff bid in partnership on the major championship for 2020, proposing to host this event for the first time in an NFL stadium. U.S. Bank Stadium increases the event’s capacity for seating and with world-class amenities will provide the best experience for fans and student athletes alike.
“Securing the NCAA DI Wrestling Championship adds to the high-caliber of championship events we will host in the coming years at U.S. Bank Stadium,” says Patrick Talty, General Manager for SMG at U.S. Bank Stadium. “We look forward to preparing and planning for this championship with the NCAA, University of Minnesota, Sports Minneapolis and all stadium and community partners. We’re honored that the NCAA chose U.S. Bank Stadium to be their platform of growth for this championship and we look forward to hosting the wrestling community in 2020.”
The 2020 DI Wrestling Championship joins the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four as the second major championship hosted by the University of Minnesota at U.S. Bank Stadium.
About U.S. Bank Stadium
U.S. Bank Stadium, owned by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, is a multi-purpose stadium and home to the Minnesota Vikings. The 66,200 seat stadium is located in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota. This state-of-the-art facility hosts prominent national and international programming including the Minnesota Vikings, concerts, family shows, college and high school sporting events, conventions, trade/consumer shows, and corporate or private meetings and other community events. U.S. Bank Stadium opened on July 22, 2016 and has been chosen as the site of the Summer X Games (2017 and 2018), Super Bowl LII (2018), the NCAA Men’s Final Four (2019) and the NCCA DI Wrestling Championship (2020).
U.S. Bank Stadium is an SMG managed facility. M Hospitality is the official food and beverage provider for U.S. Bank Stadium.
For More Information: www.usbankstadium.com or by phone at 612-777-8700
Celebrating its 40th anniversary and founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming; construction and design consulting; and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.