In 2020, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin announced the NCAA selected Birmingham as a host site for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Men's basketball tournament in March of 2023.

His Tweet on Tuesday shared more details on what's to come for March Madness' first appearance in the Magic City since 2008, including information on acquiring tickets.

"Birmingham is on the come up," Woodfin said with a flame emoji.

"The Road to the Final Four stops in Birmingham, March 16 & 18, 2023, as Legacy Arena hosts the First and Second Rounds of March Madness!"

The Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) will host 16 teams with winners in the second round moving along to the Sweet Sixteen.

Teams in the state of Alabama have fared well recently when it comes to making the NCAA tournament. The Crimson Tide, located just an hour away from Birmingham, has made it to NCAA March Madness in three of the last four years the tournament was played {cancled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

The other in-state program with recent success in March, the Auburn Tigers, plays just over two hours south of the BJCC and has also made the tournament in three of the last four years its been played.

The Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex completed its newest renovations to Legacy Arena in the winter of 2021. The project took 20 months of work and it improved interior amenities for fans.

Legacy Arena is the home of the New Orleans Pelicans G League affiliate the Birmingham Squadron and is scheduled to host the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight for the 2025 NCAA Women's basketball tournament.

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