For the first time ever, Sacramento is hosting the NCAA Division 1 Women's Basketball  Regional Champioships at Arco Arena. If you've never experienced March Madness for women or men, then take this opportunity to do so. The crowds are electric, the bands are charged up, and the teams leave their hearts out on the floor. Even the hot dogs taste better.

This is definitely one of the premier Sacramento weekend events taking place this Saturday, March 27. At 6 p.m. the Stanford Cardinal take on the Georgia Bulldogs. At 8:30 p.m. Xavier Muskateers battle the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

The winners will play for the regional championship on Monday, March 29, at 6 p.m. to determine who goes to the Final Four in San Antonio.

Tickets are still available at

This is the first of some really great sports in Sacramento taking place in 2010. On May 16, the Capital will host the first stage finish of the Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race, featuring 7-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. From July 22-25 the U.S. Masters Track & Field Championships take place; July 27-August 1 is the U.S. Track & Field National Junior Championships.

Keep checking the blog for information on other Sacramento sporting events. In the meantime, get your tickets to see exciting women's college basketball.