The Division I Men’s Basketball Committee determines the future Final Four locations

The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee has selected four sites to host the 2027-2030 Men’s Finals, mixed in a city that by the end of the decade had tied the record for most men’s Final Four games hosted in the event’s history with three Other metro areas combined have hosted only three of them .

Las Vegas is the host site for the first time for the men’s Final Four match. In October 2020, the NCAA announced Las Vegas as the site for March Madness for the first time when it awarded the city the 2023 West Regional. In addition, Las Vegas is currently scheduled to host nine more NCAA tournaments before 2026, and the city will now host the 2028 Men’s Final.

“We are excited to bring the first NCAA championship to Las Vegas, a city that has hosted a number of championships from multiple member conferences,” said Chris Reynolds, Bradley Athletics Director and Committee Chair. “Reactions from the leagues, fans of their teams and the media covering the events held there has been very positive, and we are confident we will have the same ratings when the men’s quad final is played at Allegiant Stadium.”

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Before going to Las Vegas, the Men’s Final Four will return to Detroit in 2027. Ford Stadium was the site of the 2009 event, including a national championship held in front of 72,922 fans, which ranks fifth of all time. Ford Field, which was the first venue to use a seating configuration in the round for the men’s Final Four, also holds the attendance record for most fans in the regional semifinal tournament (57,028) and regional championship game (57,563). Detroit will also host the Midwest Regional in 2024, which will mark the ninth time that the city and surrounding region (Auburn Hills, Pontiac) will host a preliminary round of the championship.

Another building slated to host the men’s Final Four is AT&T Stadium in Arlington in North Texas, which held the event in 2014 and was selected to host it in 2030. It will be the men’s Final Four in the region; Dallas hosted it in 1986. AT&T Stadium has a clean sweep of Final Four attendance records, drawing 79,444 fans to the national semifinals and another 79,238 to the championship game for a two-session total of 158,682. The area is no stranger to hosting March Madness. Arlington, Dallas, Denton, and Fort Worth have hosted the men’s preliminary rounds on 20 different occasions, with Dallas set to host the 2023 Women’s Final Four and the 2024 Men’s Southern Regional as well.

“We were really touched by how the presenters from Detroit and North Texas rebounded from the disappointment of not having a Final Four in the previous cycle and put their best foot forward through this whole process,” said Reynolds. “These communities should be proud of the leadership shown by everyone involved in making these bids and ultimately earning the privilege of hosting an event of this scale. Both would be great locations to play in the Final Four.”

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The first men’s foursome final was played in 1939, and the 90th will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis in 2029. This will be the tenth time a team has lifted the national championship trophy in the city, tying the record currently held by Kansas. city. Indianapolis first hosted the Final Four in 1980, then did so again in 1991. But in the past 25 years, the city has hosted six more times (1997, 2000, 2006, 2010, 2015 and 2021) and was pre-selected to host in 2026. like that. Indianapolis’ history of hosting the tournament dates back to 1940, and the tournament’s preliminary rounds have been played in the city on 18 occasions, including eight times this century. The city is also scheduled to host first- and second-round games in 2024, and the Midwest region in 2025.

“It’s been said many times about the desire of coaches, players, fans and the media to come to the Final Four in Indianapolis, but I don’t think you can overestimate how much everyone enjoys their experience when they go there,” said Reynolds. “People not only embrace major events, but they don’t take one thing for granted. Every time that event is brought up to bid, anyone involved in the process approaches it with incredible energy and with an urgency that demonstrates the community’s desire to serve as regular Final Four host.”

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The committee previously awarded the 2023 men’s tournament final to Houston, while Phoenix will host in 2024 and San Antonio will stage the event in 2025.

Here’s when and where the Final Four will take place from 2027 to 2030:

dates, year City/region facility host(s) Hosting date
April 3 and 5, 2027 Detroit Ford Field Michigan State University 2009
1 and 3 April 2028 Las vigas Elegant Stadium UNLV Or not
March 31 and April 2, 2029 Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium Horizon League, IUPUI 1980, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2006, 2010, 2015, 2021
6 and 8 April 2030 North Texas AT&T Stadium Big 12 Conference 1986, 2014

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