Since Big Ten football split into divisions before the 2011 season and began playing a championship game after the regular season, the game has been played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
It will be staying there for at least three more years.
Wednesday, it was announced that the Big Ten Championship game will stay in Indianapolis through at least the 2024 season. Other venues considered have been Solider Field in Chicago, Ford Field in Detroit, Lembeau Field in Green Bay, U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Last summer, conference commissioner Kevin Warren said he was “open to any location” from “Nebraska to New Jersey.”
This year’s Big Ten football championship game is scheduled for Dec. 3, 2023’s is scheduled for Dec. 2 and 2024’s is scheduled for Dec. 7.
The Big Ten also announced that the 2023 and 2024 women’s basketball tournaments will be held at the Target Center in Minneapolis, and the 2024 men’s tournament will be there as well. The 2023 men’s tournament will be in Chicago.
Penn State has won one conference championship since the Big Ten split into divisions, that coming in 2016 with a 35-31 win over Wisconsin.