Nov. 7, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS - The University of Minnesota's Sports Pavilion was selected as one of six finalists to host the national collegiate men's gymnastics championships from 2015 to 2018, the NCAA announced last week.
The announcement came as the NCAA released a list of the host site finalists for the final round of 81 of its 89 championships for the 2014-18 championship seasons.
Along with the Pavilion, the six finalists include the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. (hosted by Illinois); UIC Pavilion in Chicago (Illinois-Chicago/Chicago Sports Commission); St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio (Ohio State), Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla. (Oklahoma); and the Holleder Center (Christl Arena) in West Point, N.Y. (Army).
The NCAA sport committees will select the winning sites, which must then be approved by the appropriate divisional championships cabinets/committees before being announced via webcast at NCAA.com on Dec. 11.
The Sports Pavilion offers superior site-lines and because of that, has been the host site of several big events, including several Big Ten championships. Minnesota hosted the 2013 Big Ten Men's Gymnastics Championship and will host one of six regional competitions for the 2014 National Collegiate Women's Gymnastics Championships this spring.
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