UConn rejoining the Big East is apparently paying major dividends for the conference as it allows it to host one of its signature tournaments once again in the Constitution/Nutmeg State.
The Big East announced recently that the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville – the home court of the Connecticut Sun – will be the new host venue for the Big East Women’s Basketball Tournament.
The pact will run through the 2021, 2022, and 2023 seasons. The Big East’s former site of its tournament was another WNBA arena – Wintrust Arena in Chicago – home to the Sky.
— BIG EAST Conference (@BIGEAST) September 1, 2020
Connecticut is the women’s basketball capital of the world, with the most passionate fans in the country, supporting both the UConn Huskies and the Sun year-round. This marquee event is sure to be a highlight for all Big East fans, who will not only get to enjoy incredible basketball action, but all the entertainment offerings of Mohegan Sun as well.
–Amber Cox, Vice President, Connecticut Sun (release)
We are proud to welcome the Huskies and their women’s basketball fans back into the Big East fold, and we look forward to working with Amber Cox and her staff to deliver a memorable and first-class experience for our student-athletes, coaches and supporters.
–Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman (release)
Allstate Arena in Rosemont (outside of Chicago), a previous home court of the Sky, also once hosted the tourney.