Underneath the phrases of a new extension settlement with the Nashville Sports activities Council, the SEC Match shall be performed in Nashville by way of 2030, aside from 2022, with an possibility to increase the settlement by way of 2035.
“Nashville has confirmed to be an excellent dwelling for Southeastern Convention basketball and we’re happy to reconfirm this long-term relationship with Music Metropolis because the host for these championship occasions,” SEC commissioner Greg Sankey mentioned in an announcement.
The settlement extends an present contract that had put the match in Nashville by way of 2025, apart from 2022 when will probably be in Tampa. (The SEC Girls’s Basketball Match shall be performed in Nashville that yr.)
“The SEC has skilled success with long-term championship website agreements in Atlanta for soccer, Hoover for baseball and now Nashville for males’s basketball,” Sankey mentioned. “Equally, we anticipate to establish a long-term dwelling for our ladies’s basketball match past 2022.”
The 2019 match will mark the eighth time the SEC males’s championship has been performed at Bridgestone Enviornment.
It has been performed in Nashville yearly since 2013 with two exceptions: in 2014, when it was in Atlanta, and this spring, when it was in St. Louis.
Nashville additionally was the positioning of the boys’s match in 1984 and ’91 when it was performed at Memorial Gymnasium on the Vanderbilt campus.