The University of Washington has been awarded three NCAA Championships for the 2025 season, the NCAA announced on Wednesday.
UW will host the following championships
2025 NCAA Men’s Basketball First & Second Rounds / Climate Pledge Arena
2025 NCAA Men’s Golf Regional Championships / Gold Mountain Golf Club
2025 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Regional Championships / Alaska Airlines Arena
“We couldn’t be more excited to host these NCAA events in 2025,” said Director of Athletics, Jennifer Cohen. “Seattle is such an incredible city and we feel so fortunate that the NCAA has selected to host these events here. We look forward to collaborating with everyone involved to make this a memorable experience for the student-athletes, schools and spectators.”
Washington is no stranger to hosting NCAA events, as the Huskies last welcomed NCAA Men’s Basketball action to Seattle in 2015 at the former Key Arena and recently hosted the NCAA Women’s Golf Regionals at Tumble Creek in 2019. NCAA Gymnastics will also be returning to Seattle for the first time since 2017.
Alongside the announcements for the 2025 season, Washington is also hosting the 2021 NCAA Men’s Golf Regionals at Tumble Creek Golf Club while the 2023 NCAA Women’s Basketball Regionals will also come to Seattle and Climate Pledge Arena, hosted by the Seattle Sports Commission and Seattle University.
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.