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St. Louis, Tampa named future sites for SEC basketball tournament

Scottrade Center Billy Hurst/Cal Sport Media via AP Images) The Scottrade Center is also home to the NHL's St. Louis Blues. (Billy Hurst/Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

The Southeastern Conference men's basketball tournament will be held at two new sites in upcoming years, the conference announced.

The 2018 Tournament will be held at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, and the 2022 tourney will be played at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida.

Last season's tournament, which was won by Florida, was held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

The next three tournaments will be played at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Bridgestone Arena was also the site of the 2014 Women's Final Four. The league's tournament will be held in Nashville in nine of the next 11 years.

“Tampa is a great scene for us in terms of the facility and in terms of the environment,” SEC commissioner Mike Slive said. “We think that we can get the kind of support that we want.”

Kentucky has won the SEC Tournament 27 times, last winning it in 2011.

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