Where’s the First Round for the 2023 NCAA Tournament?

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Orlando's Amway Center will host first and second-round games during the 2023 NCAA Tournament.
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BetMGM @BETMGM Jan 24, 2023, 11:16 PM

The road to the 2023 Final Four begins with a single step. In the NCAA Tournament, that means surviving and advancing through first-round matchups. 

Where’s the First Round for the 2023 NCAA Tournament?

2023 March Madness will use a combination of eight different venues for its 32 first-round games. Here’s where they’ll be played in 2023:

  • Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Amway Center in Orlando, Florida
  • Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California
  • Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa
  • MVP Arena in Albany, New York
  • Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio
  • Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado
  • Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina

NCAA Tournament First Round Schedule

After Selection Sunday and the First Four in Dayton, the remaining field of 64 teams will play its first-round games in the NCAA Tournament on March 16-17, 2023. 

Those who survive the first week of games will advance to the 2023 Sweet 16.

Here’s the full list of 2023 NCAA Tournament sites.

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