The Horizon League Executive Council voted to accept a bid from Green Bay to host the 2016 Horizon League Women's Basketball Championship at the Kress Events Center. The tournament will include all 10 teams in a four-day format beginning March 10 and culminating with the championship game on March 13 on ESPNU.
Green Bay was voted host of the Championship by the Executive Council after a thorough vetting of multiple bids from institutions throughout the League. The 2016 Tournament will mark the 10th-straight year that the city of Green Bay will welcome the Horizon League Women's Basketball Championship.
For the first time since 2001, the entire field will compete at one site for every round of the tournament. In previous years, the first round and quarterfinals were played on the campus of the higher seeded team.
"We are excited to be bringing all 10 of our women's basketball teams to the Kress Events Center for the 2016 Horizon League Championship," Horizon League Commissioner Jon LeCrone said. "The city of Green Bay and Green Bay Athletics have a rich tradition of hosting Horizon League events that provide exceptional experiences for our students, coaches and fans. We look forward to celebrating the academic and athletic achievements of our women's basketball students in Green Bay."
All rounds of the Championship will be streamed on ESPN3 with the championship airing on ESPNU March 13 at 1 p.m. ET. Additional game times and tournament information will be announced at a later date.
Story courtesy of Brett Williams, HorizonLeague.com