Big Ten announces football and basketball championship game venues through 2024

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On Wednesday, the Big Ten released the schedule for upcoming championship games in both football and basketball.

The venues are staying mostly the same, although there is a new city in the mix. Minnesota is now one of the sites for Big Ten basketball, as the Target Center will become a host arena.

Lucas Oil Stadium has been the home of the football championship game, and will remain the home through 2024. After that date, the state of Wisconsin could host the Big Ten championship game.

The Packers submitted Lambeau Field as a possible host site for 2025 and the 2027-2030 seasons.

Here is a look at where the basketball and football championship games will be through 2024:

Quotes on the upcoming dates and venues

Jul 23, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Paul Chryst poses with Big 10 commissioner Kevin Warren behind the Big 10 conference and division championship trophies during Big 10 media days at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Goddin-USA TODAY Sports

“We are thrilled to bring marquee conference events such as the Big Ten Football Championship Game and the Big Ten Basketball Tournaments to world-class cities and venues within the conference footprint,” said Big Ten Conference Commissioner Kevin Warren. “Indianapolis and Minneapolis each have a strong history and tradition of hosting some of the world’s premier events in cities that feature an exceptional base of Big Ten Conference alumni and fans. We look forward to creating new memories and experiences for our student-athletes, coaches, and member institutions, further expanding our fanbase, cultivating relationships with the business community, and fostering a positive and lasting impact on these cities.”

“Indiana Sports Corp and its partners are thrilled with the decision made by the Big Ten member institutions to return the Big Ten Football Championship Game in 2023 and 2024,” said Indiana Sports Corp President Ryan Vaughn. “After hosting the annual Championship Game for the past 11 years, we believe our city has delivered a top-tier experience on all levels for the student-athletes, coaches, fans, and our community. We look forward to continuing this long-standing partnership and creating community impact through this event for years to come.”

“We are proud to carry the tradition of Big Ten men’s and women’s basketball excellence to Minneapolis,” said Minnesota Sports and Events CEO Wendy Blackshaw. “After this year’s sold-out NCAA Women’s Final Four, hosting the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament in 2023, and the Big Ten men’s and women’s tournaments in 2024 will continue to fuel Minnesota’s reputation as a true basketball state. With our terrific partners, especially Target Center and its state-of-the-art venue, we can’t wait to welcome more basketball fans to our great state.”

2022 Big Ten football championship game (previously announced)

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) runs in for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to tie the game Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Venue and Date(s)

Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, IN) | December 3, 2022

2023 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament

Purdue guard Abbey Ellis (23) dribbles against Wisconsin guard Julie Pospisilova (5) during the first quarter of an NCAA women’s basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022 at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette.
Bkw Purdue Vs Wisconsin

Venue and Date(s)

Target Center (Minneapolis, IN) | March 1-5, 2023

2023 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament (previously announced)

Wisconsin Head Coach Greg Gard and his players during the second half of their game in the 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Sunday, March 20, 2022, at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. Iowa State defeated Wisconsin 54-49.

Venue and Date(s)

United Center (Chicago, IL) | March 8-12, 2023

2023 Big Ten Football Championship Game

Dec 3, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; A view of the Big Ten logo on an end zone pylon prior to the game of the Penn State Nittany Lions against the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten Championship college football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Venue and Date(s)

Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, IN) | December 2, 2023

2024 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament

Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Venue and Date(s)

Target Center (Minneapolis, IN) | March 6-10, 2024

2024 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament

Feb 23, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Gophers forward Eric Curry (1) and Wisconsin Badgers forward Tyler Wahl (5) fight for the ball during the second half at Williams Arena. Mandatory Credit: Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

Venue and Date(s)

Target Center (Minneapolis, IN) | March 13-17, 2024

2024 Big Ten Football Championship Game

Jul 23, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Paul Chryst speaks to the media during Big 10 media days at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Goddin-USA TODAY Sports

Venue and Date(s)

Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, IN) | December 7, 2024

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