UPDATE—Due to COVID-19 prevention measures, the NCAA has canceled all winter and spring championship events, including the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Regional and the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Regional scheduled to be held in Fort Wayne. 
Find more information about these two NCAA events, including ticket refund details, here.
For additional COVID-19 information for visitors, read more here.

Come this March, Fort Wayne will be all about basketball. Not because Indiana is basketball country, but because you’ll be able to enjoy Division III Men’s Basketball and Division I Women’s Basketball from the best seat in the house at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum!

To get in on the action, start planning your getaways today.

2019 NCAA Mens DIII National Basketball Championship


Start the fun with the Division III Men’s Basketball Regional. On March 20 & 21, the best 8 teams will compete in Fort Wayne to advance on the road to Atlanta for the combined Division I, II & III Final Four. 

Friday, March 20 - Session 1 (doors open at 12:00pm)
Quarterfinal 1: 1:00pm
Quarterfinal 2: 30 minutes following conclusion of first game

Friday, March 20 - Session 2 (doors open at 5:00pm)
Quarterfinal 3: 6:00pm
Quarterfinal 4: 30 minutes following conclusion of first game

Saturday, March 21 - Session 3 (doors open at 2:00pm)
NABC Reese's Division III All Star Game at 2:15pm
Semifinal Game 1: 5:00pm
Semifinal Game 2: 30 minutes following conclusion of first game

Next, the Division I Women’s Basketball Regional will make its way to Fort Wayne on March 28 & 30.

Fort Wayne will host four Division I Women’s Basketball teams as they compete for a spot at the Final Four in New Orleans.

Expect to see high caliber women’s basketball from such teams like Louisville, the University of Connecticut, or Northwestern who have, at one point, been projected to compete at the Fort Wayne regional. Keep tabs on the projected Division I Women’s Basketball rankings here.

Saturday, March 28
Game 1: 11:30am
Game 2: 30 minutes following conclusion of first game

Monday, March 30
Regional Final: 8:30pm

2019 Division I Women's Basketball game between Notre Dame and Baylor.


Tickets are on sale now for both regionals online or at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum box office! 

Division III Men’s Basketball Regional - BUY YOUR TICKETS AT NCAA.COM/TICKETS

ALL SESSION (reserved)
Adults $45; Student/Senior/Military $35

SINGLE SESSION (general admission)
Adults $18; Student/Senior/Military $15

FRIDAY ALL DAY (general admission)
Adults $30; Student/Senior/Military $25

Kids 2 and over must have their own ticket. ID required for military discount.

Save on Division III Men's tickets with these deals!

Single Session and all session group discounts are available at the Memorial Coliseum's website - MemorialColiseum.com. Please note, all group discounted tickets are general admission seating.

Division I Women’s Basketball Regional - BUY YOUR TICKETS AT NCAA.COM/WBBTICKETS

Adults $45, $35 (depending on your seat selection)
Youth/Student/Senior $25, $15 (depending on your seat selection)

Adults $25, $15 (depending on your seat selection)
Youth/Student/Senior $15, $8 (depending on your seat selection)

All Session $20; Single Session $10
Group discounts are available through the Memorial Coliseum - MemorialColiseum.com.

Kids aged 2 and over must have their own ticket.


If you’re utilizing a car to transport you around during your stay in Fort Wayne, then you will need this handy downtown parking map. Most parking in Fort Wayne can be found in public lots, on-street, or in parking garages, all of which are affordable.

Plus, be sure to bring cash with you to park at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum -

  • $6 main lot
  • ​$10 preferred lot
  • $18 bus/RV


While in town, get in on the fun by sharing your experience with the official NCAA hashtags. From replay shots to arena fun at the Memorial Coliseum, be a part of the madness!

Division III Men’s Basketball Regional, March 20 & 21 -

  • #D3Hoops, #MyFortWayne

Division I Women’s Basketball Regional, March 28 & 30 -

  • #ncaaW, #MyFortWayne

Aerial image of downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana during the fall.


Pick up when you arrive or request a Visitors Guide in advance to help you plan your visit.

From a major events calendar, best restaurant guides, and listings of all of the great attractions, the Visitors Guide is your ticket to all of the best Fort Wayne has to offer.


Catch all of the action by booking a Fort Wayne weekend getaway at one of Fort Wayne’s many hotel accommodations. 

A couple of tips when deciding on your Fort Wayne hotel - consider what you would like to experience in Fort Wayne and then base your search on the four areas of Fort Wayne -  Coliseum Blvd. area, Downtown Fort Wayne, North of Fort Wayne area, and Southwest of Fort Wayne area. 

Plus, don’t forget about the many hotel packages area hotels provide!


Make the most of the Madness by making a weekend of exploring Fort Wayne!

From exhibits, entertainment centers, performances, minor league sports, and more there is something for everyone in Fort Wayne.

No matter whether you’re a casual basketball watcher or avid, side-line fan come March in Fort Wayne you’ll be able to get in on the action. This is March in Indiana!