The Times Union Center won two of the three NCAA tournament events it put in bids for, it was announced Wednesday.
The TU Center will host the semifinals and championship of the 2015 women’s basketball East Regional. The following year, the NCAA men’s hockey tournament East Regionals return to the arena for the first time since 2010.
It’s the first time the TU Center has hosted the women’s basketball tournament. It hosted the men’s tournament in 1995 and 2003.
The 2016 hockey regionals will be at the TU Center for the ninth time. It hosted the tournament in 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010. The arena also hosted the Frozen Four in 1992 and 2001.
The only tournament the TU Center didn’t get that it bid for was women’s volleyball.