Summit tournament moves from the Denny to Pentagon, no fans allowed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (News Release) – The Sanford Pentagon will host the 2021 Summit League basketball tournaments, Summit League commissioner Tom Douple in conjunction with the Sioux Falls Sports Authority announced Thursday. The men’s and women’s tournaments will be held without fans and the games will be played during the originally scheduled dates of March 6-9.

The move from the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center to the smaller, basketball-centric Sanford Pentagon was made to ensure all tournament operations, including practices, could be performed under one roof. The Pentagon has already hosted several successful collegiate basketball tournaments during these challenging times.

This will be the 13th-consecutive year the Summit League Basketball Tournaments will be held in Sioux Falls. The first six of those were at the Sioux Falls Arena and the last six were held at the PREMIER Center where the games will return next season.

The League and its membership also want to recognize the effort put forth by our sports medicine staffs in terms of the testing protocols and safety measures being utilized to make the regular season possible. These processes will have to continue into postseason play to create safe competition environments for the Summit League and NCAA Championships.

Any ticket purchased for the 2021 Basketball Tournament will be refunded and all 14 games will be carried live across MidcoSN and ESPN platforms.