The NCAA gave Philadelphia college basketball fans some very good news on Monday: the 2016 men's basketball tournament's East Regional rounds are coming to the Wells Fargo Center.

La Salle will serve as the host institution. It will be the 28th time that the Big Dance has come to town, and the eighth for a regional final - but the first of the latter since 2001.

In addition to the Philadelphia news, the NCAA announced all of the sites for games in the 2016 through 2018 NCAA tournaments. It's notable that through the entire cycle, there will be no regional round games in converted football stadiums - just basketball arenas. The Final Four will remain in football stadiums.

The NCAA made some other news too: the Round of 64 will go back to being called the First Round, and the Round of 32 will go back to being called the second round. The First Four will continue to be called the First Four.

Of course, some people never stopped using those terms, but it's good to see the NCAA finally making some sense about something. And I'm pretty sure college baskeball fans are smart enough to know the difference between the First Four and the First Round.

So without further ado, here are all the venues from 2016 through 2018, and their host institutions:

2016 NCAA Tournament Sites

First Four

March 13 and 14: Dayton, Ohio (University of Dayton Arena/Dayton)

First and Second Rounds

March 15 and 17: Pittsburgh, Pa. (CONSOL Energy Center/Duquesne); Wichita, Kan. (Intrust Bank Arena/Missouri Valley Conference and Wichita State); Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center/Big 12); Boise, Idaho
March 18 and 20: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center/Atlantic 10); St. Louis, Mo. (Scottrade Center/Missouri Valley Conference); Oklahoma City, Okla. (Chesapeake Energy Arena/Big 12); Spokane, Wash. (Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena/Idaho)

Regional Rounds

West, March 24 and 26: Anaheim, Calif. (Honda Center/Big West)
South, March 24 and 26: Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center/Louisville)
Midwest, March 25 and 27: Chicago, Ill. (United Center/Big Ten)
East, March 25 and 27: Philadelphia. Pa. (Wells Fargo Center/La Salle)

Final Four

April 2 and 4: Houston, Texas (NRG Stadium/Rice and Houston)

2017 NCAA Tournament Sites

First Four

March 14 and 15: Dayton, Ohio (University of Dayton Arena/Dayton)

First and Second Rounds

March 16 and 18: Buffalo, N.Y. (First Niagara Center/Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference); Milwaukee, Wisc. (Marquette/BMO Harris Bradley Center); Orlando, Fla. (Amway Center/Central Florida and Stetson); Salt Lake City, Utah (EnergySolutions Arena/Utah)
March 17 and 19: Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum/Atlantic Coast Conference); Indianapolis, Ind. (Bankers Life Fieldhouse1/Horizon League and IUPUI); Tulsa, Okla. (BOK Center/Tulsa); Sacramento, Calif. (New arena under construction2/Cal State-Sacramento)

1 - It will be the first time since 1982 that Indianapolis has hosted NCAA tournament games in an actual basketball arena instead of a converted football stadium.
2 - This is the new arena for the Sacramento Kings that is currently under construction. Construction began this past August.

Regional Rounds

Midwest, March 23 and 25: Kansas City, Mo. (Sprint Center/Big 12)
West, March 23 and 25: San Jose, Calif. (SAP Center/Pac-12)
East, March 24 and 26: New York, N.Y. (Madison Square Garden/Big East and St. John's)1
South, March 25 and 27: Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center/Louisville)

1 - After waiting 53 years between 1961 and hosting the 2014 East Regional, New York will only have to wait three years this time.

Final Four

April 2 and 4: Glendale, Ariz. (University of Phoenix Stadium/Arizona State)

2018 NCAA Tournament Sites

First Four

March 13 and 14: Dayton, Ohio (University of Dayton Arena/Dayton)

First and Second Rounds

March 15 and 17: Pittsburgh, Pa. (CONSOL Energy Center/Duquesne); Wichita, Kan. (Intrust Bank Arena/Wichita State); Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center/Big 12); Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena/Boise State)
March 16 and 18: Charlotte, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Arena/UNC-Charlotte); Detroit, Mich. (New arena under construction/Detroit Mercy)1; Nashville, Tenn. (Bridgestone Arena/Ohio Valley Conference); San Diego, Calif. (Viejas Arena/San Diego State)

1 - The Detroit Red Wings broke ground in September on a new arena that is expected to be open in time for the 2017-18 NHL season.

Regional Rounds

South, March 22 and 24: Atlanta, Ga. (Philips Arena/Georgia Tech)1
West, March 24 and 26: Los Angeles, Calif. (Staples Center/Pepperdine)
East, March 25 and 27: Boston, Mass. (TD Garden/Boston College)
Midwest, March 25 and 27: Omaha, Neb. (CenturyLink Center/Creighton)

1- It will be the first time since 1992 that Atlanta has hosted NCAA tournament games in an actual basketball arena instead of a converted football stadium.

Final Four

April 2 and 4: San Antonio, Texas (Alamodome/University of Texas at San Antonio)


This past Friday, the NCAA announced the sites for Final Fours through 2021:

2019: Minneapolis, Min.. (New Vikings stadium/Minnesota)
2020: Atlanta, Ga. (New Falcons and Major League Soccer stadium/Georgia Tech)
2021: Indianapolis, Ind. (Lucas Oil Stadium/Horizon League and IUPUI)

And as a reminder, here are the sites for this season NCAA tournament:

First Four

March 17 and 18: Dayton, Ohio (University of Dayton Arena/Dayton)

First and Second Rounds

March 19 and 21: Pittsburgh, Pa. (CONSOL Energy Center/Duquesne); Jacksonville, Fla. (Veterans Memorial Arena/Jacksonville); Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center/Louisville); Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden/Oregon)
March 20 and 22: Charlotte, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Arena/UNC-Charlotte); Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena/Ohio State); Omaha, Neb. (CenturyLink Center/Creighton); Seattle, Wash. (KeyArena/Washington)

Regional rounds

Midwest, March 26 and 28: Cleveland, Ohio (Quicken Loans Arena/Mid-American Conference and Cleveland State)
West, March 26 and 28: Los Angeles, Calif. (Staples Center/Pepperdine)
South, March 27 and 29: Houston, Texas (NRG Stadium/Rice and Houston)
East, March 27 and 29: Syracuse, N.Y. (Carrier Dome/Syracuse)

Final Four

April 4 and 6: Indianapolis, Ind. (Lucas Oil Stadium/Horizon League, IUPUI and Butler)