FORT WORTH, Texas -- The American Athletic Conference will hold its men's basketball tournament in a new arena in North Texas in 2020.
AAC commissioner Mike Aresco announced Wednesday that Dickies Arena in Fort Worth has been selected to host the tournament for three years, starting in March 2020. That is only four months after the facility is scheduled to open.
On the same day of a groundbreaking ceremony for the 14,000-seat arena in April, the NCAA announced that first- and second-round games of the 2022 NCAA men's basketball tournament would be held there. The NCAA women's gymnastics championships are scheduled there from 2020 to 2022.
The closest AAC school to the new arena is SMU, with its campus in Dallas about 40 miles away.
Orlando will host the 2018 AAC tournament, which moves to Memphis in 2019.