The Mohegan Sun has agreed to host two early-season college basketball tournaments and several “pods” of games in their bubble.
The Tip-Off Tournament, Women’s Challenge, Empire Classic, and the Legends Classic will all move to Connecticut from their previous locations.
The Mohegan Sun has a 10,000 seat basketball arena that is currently the home of the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun.
More than 35 teams will participate in games between November 25th and December 5th.
UConn, USC, Virginia, Florida, St. John’s, UMass, Vanderbilt, BYU, Louisville, and North Carolina State are among teams that have agreed to play at the Mohegan Sun.
“It’s a single site, secluded location, with enormous square footage for social distancing,” said Greg Procino, vice president of basketball operations for the Hall of Fame.
Tom Cantone, the senior vice president for sports and entertainment at Mohegan Sun, added that while it will not be a full bubble like the NBA, the environment will be highly controlled.
“We’re just following the playbook we’ve already established and has been working brilliantly,” said Cantone.