NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - VCU will host the 2021 Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Championship at the E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center as announced by the Atlantic 10. The 2019 A-10 Women's Basketball Championship will be hosted by Duquesne and Dayton will host in 2020.
The A-10 Women's Basketball Championships have been previously held at the Richmond Coliseum but will be moving to campus sites beginning this season. The Richmond Coliseum is involved in a scheduled redevelopment project and currently unavailable.
"The ability to bring to our women's basketball championship back to campus and to three outstanding host institutions, allows us the opportunity to continue to grow the championship throughout the Atlantic 10 footprint," stated A-10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade.
With the return to campus, the A-10 Championship will feature the quarterfinals, semifinals and championship final games Friday through Sunday at a single-site. The current first-round format of six games hosted by seeds 3-8 at home venues will remain. The top two championship seeds will continue to receive a bye to the quarterfinals.
"The host schools are each located in cities with a tremendous history of hosting events and will provide a great championship environment for our student-athletes, coaches and fans," said A-10 Senior Associate Commissioner Debbie Richardson.
The 2019 A-10 Championship will be March 8-10, 2019, with the first round being held on Tuesday, March 5. The first-round games as well the championship quarterfinals, will be available live on ESPN+, while the semifinals games will air on CBS Sports Network. ESPNU will air the A-10 championship final, the 22nd straight year an ESPN network has televised the league's title game.