Arizona earns hosting duties for 2024 Final Four

Tanya Simon
July 19, 2018

Critics, however, point to events being spread out through the Valley, Uber surge pricing, and the lack of Light Rail, something Glendale nixed again just a year ago.

The NCAA announced its decision Monday during a live feed on its Twitter account.

San Antonio will host the 2025 Men's Final Four tournament at the Alamodome. That visit came on the heels the NFL's announcement that Arizona would host Super Bowl LVII in 2023.

Over the next four years, the event will be held in Minneapolis (2019), Atlanta (2020), Indianapolis (2021) and New Orleans (2022). Houston has also hosted three NCAA Regionals at NRG and will host a 2020 Regional at Toyota Center.

The Harris County Houston Sports Authority was ecstatic Monday morning after the city was selected to host the NCAA Men's Final Four tournament in 2023.

Glendale and Phoenix have only hosted the Final Four once 2017.

Geraint Thomas made to wait for the yellow jersey
But Thomas and Sky have played that down. "Froomey knows how to win a three-week race, he's still the leader. Froome, however, already has a proven record with six grand tour wins.

Had Detroit landed one of the seven bids, Ford Field would have likely hosted the Final Four again. All those cities have hosted the event with overwhelming success in recent years, and yet all of them approached the bid process with an unassuming energy. Couldn't bid again until 2027.

Other stadiums in this bidding cycle included AT&T Stadium in Arlington and the under construction Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park.

"The state of Indiana is a place with deep roots in the basketball community, making it our privilege and honor to host the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four for the ninth time", said Ryan Vaughn, Indiana Sports Corp President.

Click/tap here to download the free azfamily mobile app. "They'll see how that stadium works, and it's a little bit different with open air (University of Phoenix has a roof that was closed during the 2017 Final Four)". "We want to make that ease of getting out to the stadium as best as they can".

"The Final Four is coming back to where it belongs, in San Antonio". The result was arguably one of the best Final Fours in the event's history. Dawn Rogers filled that role for the 2017 Final Four and now is Baylor deputy athletic director.

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