In a joint announcement with Triple Crown Sports and various regional partners, the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) is thrilled to announce that the UW Health Sports Factory in downtown Rockford has been selected as one of four regional sites for the 2021 Postseason Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). The 2021 Postseason WNIT will feature a field of 32 NCAA Division I women’s basketball teams, including eight that will travel to the Forest City next month—marking the first time ever that postseason Division I women’s basketball tournament play will be held in Rockford. Tournament play will occur in Rockford from March 19-22.
During a competitive bid process, RACVB worked closely with the Rockford Park District, BMO Harris Bank Center, Embassy Suites by Hilton Rockford Riverfront, Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, Northern Illinois University Huskies Athletics and the Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) to present a comprehensive and creative championship solution.
“The community of Rockford and their Convention and Visitors Bureau staff immediately stood out to us through the process of selecting our WNIT sites,” said Renee Carlson, executive director of the WNIT. “The partnership within the community and their pursuit to bring women’s college basketball games to their area sold us.”
Rockford is joined by Fort Worth, TX, Charlotte, NC, and Memphis, TN as this year’s regional host destinations. The field of teams for the 2021 Postseason WNIT will be announced the evening of March 15, after the brackets for the NCAA Tournament are released.
All games will be streamed through FloSports, with details to be announced soon. For more information about the 2021 Postseason WNIT, visit www.womensnit.com and follow @WomensNIT on Twitter.