‘Arch Madness’ extended: St. Louis to host MVC hoops tournament through 2028

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ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Valley Conference extends an agreement for St. Louis to host the “Arch Madness” men’s college basketball tournament through 2028.

The conference announced a new agreement with Enterprise Center on Thursday to continue to host “Arch Madness.” The latest contract extension is for three tournaments from 2026 to 2028. It also comes with an option to extend Arch Madness through the 2030.

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St. Louis has hosted MVC’s college basketball tournament every year since 1991, aside from 2020, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers say this year’s event will mark its 30th anniversary at the Enterprise Center.

“We are so fortunate to be in a position to continue our relationship with the Enterprise Center and the City of St. Louis,” said MVC Commissioner Jeff Jackson.  “Arch Madness has proven to be a fabulous experience for our student-athletes.”

“As Enterprise Center prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary later this year, we are thrilled to have been the home of Arch Madness since our opening year and now through at least 2028,” said Chris Zimmerman, president and CEO of business operations of the St. Louis Blues. “Thanks to the dedication of our friends at the Missouri Valley Conference, this event has become one of the premier tournaments in college basketball, highlighting our venue and our city to fans across the country.”

Only the Big East Conference has had a longer, continuously running men’s basketball event at the same neutral site than the Missouri Valley Conference has had with St. Louis. The tournament has brought more than 1.5 million fans since it was first played in St. Louis.

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