NCAA announces future Final Four sites

The NCAA announced on Twitter that Phoenix will host the Final Four in 2024

"Indianapolis has a long history of setting the standard for NCAA Championships in this city and we look to continue to build on that history when we host the 2026 NCAA Men's Final Four", said Dr. Rod Perry, Director of Athletics at IUPUI.

The NCAA has revealed future Final Four sites for 2023 through 2026.

The Final Four bid was a collaborative effort between the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, local municipalities, tourism bureaus, ASU, the Arizona Cardinals and the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee (PLOC).

"I'm very proud of our team", said San Antonio Sports President & CEO Russ Bookbinder. The Women's Final Four has also been held in Indianapolis three times (2005, 2011 and 2016). It's gratifying to have the NCAA recognize our efforts.

Officials say the Super Bowl paved the road for the NCAA Final Four to return to the Valley.

The other known Final Four cities at this point include Minnesota for 2019, Atlanta for 2020, and New Orleans for 2022. Indianapolis first hosted the Final Four in 1980. Today's announcement culminated months of planning, meetings, facility diagrams, renderings, and presentations.

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The Final Four announcement came on Monday, live on the NCAA's Twitter page, less than two months after the National Football League awarded Super Bowl LVII to Arizona.

"We felt 2018 was the greatest site visit we could give the NCAA and there's risk that things go wrong, but it went extremely well", said Russ Bookbinder, president/CEO of San Antonio Sports. "The San Antonio Local Organizing Committee is comprised of passionate, committed people who did an excellent job collaborating to secure the Final Four yet again".

"Every city wants a Final Four and we were one of seven to come down to the end with the best pitch so we were glad to be one of the last standing, one of the four that got selected", Nirenberg said.

NCAA also announced which other cities were awarded the games through 2026.

The timing of the NCAA's decision worked in San Antonio's favor.

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