NCAA Selects Indianapolis to Host Men's Final Four in 2021
The Men's Final Four was last held in Lucas Oil Stadium in 2010. (file photo courtesy Butler University Athletics)
The NCAA has chosen Indianapolis to host the 2021 Men's Basketball Final Four.
The announcement came Friday night as the NCAA named the host cities for 2017-2021. John Dedman with the Indiana Sports Corporation says they're extremely excited to host the Final Four yet again. "The men's Final Four is one our country's most iconic and premiere events and to be able to bring it to our city and our state for the eighth time, it's just another huge win for our community."
Indiana Sports Corporation President Ryan Vaughn says, "Few cities can match what our community offers as a location for hosting great events. We look forward to working with the talented and dedicated staff at the NCAA to host the best Final Four yet."
Indianapolis is gearing up to host the Final Four next year. After 2021, Indy will have hosted the second-most Final Fours with eight. Only Kansas City has hosted more with ten.
"Once again the eyes of the sports world will look toward Indy as our city hosts its eighth NCAA Men’s Final Four in 2021," said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. "This city is synonymous with hosting great sporting events and I have no doubt our local organizing team and legion of volunteers will show basketball fans around the world the best things about Indy."
The NCAA announced that Phoenix will host the Final Four in 2017, San Antonio in 2018, Minneapolis in 2019 and Atlanta in 2020.