St. Louis to host Midwest Regional in 2012

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis will host the Midwest Regional for the NCAA men's basketball tournament in 2012, and Kansas City will be the site of first- and second-round men's games in 2013.

The NCAA on Monday announced tournament sites for men's games from 2011 through 2013. An official with the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission says the economic impact of the regional will be at least $8 million.

The 2012 Midwest Regional will be at the Edward Jones Dome. The 2013 first- and second-round games in Kansas City will be at the Sprint Center.

Both Missouri cities have long histories hosting NCAA basketball events. St. Louis has hosted men's tournament events 11 times. Kansas City has been involved with the tournament 28 times.

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