The Southeastern Conference and the Nashville Sports Council have contracted for the Southeastern Conference Basketball Tournament to be played in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Bridgestone Arena from 2015 to 2026. The men's tournament is to be played nine of those years and the women's tournament three of the other years.
Before this agreement, the Bridgestone Arena had hosted the men's SEC Basketball Tournament four times and the women's tournament five times. The tournament had also been played in Nashville in 1984 and 1991 at the Memorial Gymnasium in the Vanderbilt University campus. In 2018, 2022 and 2026, the men's tournament is to be played in other areas, and Nashville hosts the women's tournament those years.