February 25, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FORT WORTH, TX – Tournament officials with the Postseason WNIT have announced that the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center in Fort Worth, TX, will be one of four regional host sites for the 2021 event, featuring eight teams and both championship and consolation bracket action.
Other sites for the 32-team event are Rockford, IL, Charlotte, NC, and Memphis, TN.
The field of teams for the 2021 Postseason WNIT will be announced the evening of March 15, after the brackets for the NCAA Tournament are released. Round 1 play begins in the WNIT on March 19; Round 2 on March 20 and Round 3 on March 22.
Teams that lose in Round 1 will move to the consolation bracket, with games also being played on March 20 and 22. Each team in the tournament gets a minimum of two games. The four regional champions will advance to one site for the semifinals and championship game.
“The Fort Worth area is a vibrant sports scene that will welcome women’s college basketball teams from around the country,” said Renee Carlson, executive director of the WNIT. “Our partners there are experienced and excited to showcase the best of Fort Worth.”
The Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center is located about 30 miles southwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth International airport and was the home site for the TCU men’s and women’s basketball programs in 2014-15 when the school’s Daniel-Meyer Coliseum was being remodeled. The WNIT will facilitate COVID testing for teams and staff throughout the event and follow local health and safety protocols; rules regarding fan attendance are still to be determined.
“We are excited to partner with Fort Worth ISD to host the 2021 Postseason WNIT tournament for the first time ever in Fort Worth,” said Jason Sands, director of the Fort Worth Sports Commission. “We will be working closely with the WNIT staff, Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center and our hospitality partners to ensure athletes, coaches and fans have a safe and enjoyable experience in our city.”
“We are excited to have the opportunity to support the Fort Worth Sports Commission as the hosts of the WNIT Regional tournament,” said Todd Vesley, executive director of athletics for Fort Worth ISD. “Fort Worth will be a great host city and Fort Worth ISD will work to make this a memorable experience.”
All games will be streamed through FloHoops, with details to be announced soon. Check back at www.womensnit.com and on Twitter @WomensNIT.
ABOUT TRIPLE CROWN SPORTS
Based in Fort Collins, CO., Triple Crown Sports has been producing events in youth athletics and the college ranks for more than 35 years. TCS runs both the preseason and postseason WNIT basketball events, powers the “WNIT” model of the NIVC (volleyball) postseason event and produces the men’s and women’s Cancun Challenge tournaments in November, which have been recognized by Sports Illustrated as a top-5 destination tournament for D-I basketball programs.
ABOUT THE FORT WORTH SPORTS COMMISSION
The Fort Worth Sports Commission advances the city as an international sports destination. A division of Visit Fort Worth, the Sports Commission attracts youth, collegiate and professional events that deliver economic impact and boost Fort Worth’s image. The Commission supports development of and access to facilities that enhance the quality of life for all Fort Worth. For more information, visit FortWorthSports.com and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @FortWorthSports.