Which Arenas Are Banned From Hosting NCAA Tournament Games?


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The NCAA has been known to institute bans disallowing certain arenas or even whole states, such as South Carolina, from hosting the annual college basketball playoffs. These bans are not necessarily permanent; if a state complies with the organization's requests or otherwise makes changes on the issue previously found unacceptable by the NCAA, the ban may be lifted.

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For example, in 2013, the NCAA lifted a ban on college basketball tournaments being held in the state of New Jersey after that state changed its laws on sports betting. The South Carolina ban, which was enacted in 2002, is based on that state's decision to fly a Confederate army flag on its state capitol building. The state of Mississippi is banned for the same reason as South Carolina.

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