SEC announces Greenville as site for Women’s Basketball Tournament in 2023, 2024 and 2025

Thursday | Feb. 24, 2022

The Southeastern Conference has announced a three-year contract with Greenville, S.C. to host the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament in 2023, 2024 and 2025 Commissioner Greg Sankey announced today. Greenville previously hosted the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament in 2005, 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

The tournaments will be played in the Bon Secours Wellness Arena which is a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue.

“The past success of the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena has provided the motivation for our return to Greenville,” said Commissioner Greg Sankey. “The three-year commitment for Greenville to serve as the home for our tournament is due in great part to the city’s hospitality, organization and passion for the event, as well as the quality of the arena and lodging for our teams. We look forward to once again partnering with our hosts in Greenville to provide a memorable experience for SEC student-athletes, coaches and fans in the years ahead.”

“Our new, multi-year agreement to host the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament reconfirms the Arena’s commitment to support women’s sports, and it is a privilege to host such a prestigious event,” said Bon Secours Wellness Arena General Manager Beth Paul. “The level of Tournament play is unparalleled, and we strive to deliver an unforgettable experience for student-athletes and their families, as well as thousands of fans who travel to Greenville to be a part of this esteemed and celebrated event”

VisitGreenvilleSC, the destination marketing organization for the community, worked with the Greenville Arena District to secure the event for the City of Greenville.

“The SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament is quickly becoming one of Greenville’s favorite annual events and we are simply thrilled to again be selected as the location for the 2023, 2024 and 2025 tournaments,” said Sheryl Lang, President of VisitGreenvilleSC. “The fans and local business community – as well as the host site Bon Secours Wellness Arena – continue to show up in a big way to provide an unparalleled experience for the coaches & players and we are ecstatic to be selected once again as the host city.” 

The 2022 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament will be held in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena, March 2-6. 

In the women’s tournament's history, 14 cities have hosted; Albany, Ga. (1987-1992); Athens, Ga. (1984, 1986); Baton Rouge, La. (1981); Chattanooga, Tenn. (1993-1997, 1999-2000); Columbus, Ga. (1998); Duluth, Ga. (2007, 2010, 2013, 2014); Greenville, S.C. (2005, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021); Jacksonville, Fla. (2016); Knoxville, Tenn. (1980, 1983); Lexington, Ky. (1982); Oxford, Miss. (1985); Memphis, Tenn. (2001); Nashville, Tenn. (2002, 2004, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2018, 2022); and North Little Rock, Ark. (2003, 2006, 2009, 2015).


Located in Greenville, SC, the Bon Secours Wellness Arena is a 15,000-seat sports and entertainment arena that hosts live events including family shows, sporting events, concerts, minor league hockey, seminars and conventions. Club seats, party suites and luxury suites with premium concierge services are available in the arena. The Bon Secours Wellness Arena is managed by the Greenville Arena District.


VisitGreenvilleSC is a non-profit, economic development organization that is responsible for promoting the greater Greenville area as an attractive destination for meetings, conventions, tradeshows, sporting events, and leisure travelers. As the official sales and marketing organization of the City and County of Greenville, the goal of VisitGreenvilleSC is to increase visitor-generated revenue from local, regional and national markets, thereby strengthening Greenville’s economy.