Budweiser center selected for multiple NCAA hockey tournaments

LOVELAND — The Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch in Loveland will play host to the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey West Regional Tournament for 2021, 2022 and 2026.

The championship bid process now extends longer into the future, giving venues more time to plan.  

Bidding for NCAA championships began in August 2019, and more than 3,000 bid applications were ultimately submitted. Each sport committee, per division, selected the host sites it believed would provide the ultimate experience for the respective student-athletes, resulting in more than 400 total championship event sites being awarded. More than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships each year.

The announcement of the 2021 venue occurred earlier.

“We’re honored that the NCAA would choose to award us two additional NCAA DI Men’s Ice Hockey West Regional tournaments for both 2022 and 2026. It speaks volumes about the hard work of Denver University, the Colorado Eagles, and the Budweiser Events Center staff that we have been selected to host four of these championships over the course of the next seven years,” said Keller Taylor, Spectra district general manager of the Budweiser center. “We understand the position hosting a world class event like this offers us, and we’re extremely grateful.” 

As a partner and tenant of the Budweiser Events Center, the Colorado Eagles of the AHL have played a role in the culture and support of hockey in Northern Colorado. “We were all very excited to host the NCAA tournament in 2020, but after its subsequent cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is extremely rewarding to now have this terrific event returning to the Budweiser Events Center,” said Eagles president and general manager Chris Stewart. “Hosting this tournament is a true honor and the passionate support of our fans and the terrific work by the facility’s staff have helped in making that a reality.”

For more information on the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championships, visit ncaa.com/frozenfour.

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LOVELAND — The Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch in Loveland will play host to the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey West Regional Tournament for 2021, 2022 and 2026.

The championship bid process now extends longer into the future, giving venues more time to plan.  

Bidding for NCAA championships began in August 2019, and more than 3,000 bid applications were ultimately submitted. Each sport committee, per division, selected the host sites it believed would provide the ultimate experience for the respective student-athletes, resulting in more than 400 total championship event sites being awarded. More than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships each year.

The announcement of the 2021 venue occurred earlier.

“We’re honored that the NCAA would choose to award us two additional NCAA DI Men’s Ice Hockey West Regional tournaments for both 2022 and 2026. It speaks volumes about the hard work of Denver University, the Colorado Eagles, and the Budweiser Events Center staff that we have been selected to host four of these championships over the course of the next seven years,” said Keller Taylor, Spectra district general manager of the Budweiser center. “We understand the position hosting a world class event like this offers us, and we’re extremely grateful.” 

As a partner and tenant of the Budweiser Events Center, the Colorado Eagles of the AHL have played a role in the culture and support of hockey in Northern Colorado. “We were all very excited to host the NCAA tournament in 2020, but after its subsequent cancellation due to…