By Charlie Roumeliotis
The NCAA has revealed the complete list of the 523 sites that have been selected to host 82 of its 89 championships for the 2014-18 seasons, and the Chicago has been awarded with three of them.
The Men’s Frozen Four will be played at the United Center, home of the Chicago Blackhawks, in 2017.
The State Farm Center in Champaign will hold the Women's Gymnastics Regional on April 1, 2017, hosted by the University of Illinois.
The Men's Gymnastics Championships will be played at the UIC Pavilion, hosted by UIC and the Chicago Sports Commission, from April 19-21 in 2018.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel released this statement Wednesday confirming the announcement and express his excitement.
“I am pleased that Chicago has been selected as the future host for the NCAA men’s ‘Frozen Four’ ice hockey championship and the men’s gymnastics championships. Hosting these national events is a great opportunity to showcase Chicago as a first-class sports and tourism destination and we look forward to welcoming NCAA student-athletes, coaches, families and fans to the country’s greatest and most spirited sports city. I applaud Choose Chicago and the Chicago Sports Commission for their aggressive work to lure these marquee events to our great city."