"I could not be prouder that the NCAA has selected Phoenix to host another iconic Final Four", Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said in a statement released by ASU. North Carolina edged Gonzaga in that title game.
San Antonio gets the 2025 championship semifinals and final, marking the fifth time the Central Texas city has been the site of the Final Four.
Houston will host the games in 2023, San Antonio is set to host in 2025 and Indianapolis will follow in 2026.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs come out of the tunnel before their national semfinal matchup with SC in the Final Four.
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The NCAA on Monday afternoon released the Final Four sites for the next set of four years, with San Antonio, which by almost all accounts has been universally praised as a wonderful host city for the Final Four, earning its way back into the coveted rotation for the fifth time since 1998. Both events will be held at University of Phoenix Stadium, just like the Super Bowls in 2008 and 2015 and the Final Four in 2017.
"We thought they could have gone either way", for a Final Four site in the west, Johnson said. The RCA Dome had the event in 1991, 1997, 2000 and 2006. "The facility's outstanding. So the committee thought it was time to go back after their very successful past hosts".
"This extremely competitive process mirrored the championship's selections meeting, with the committee having lengthy conversations about the pros and cons of seven attractive and qualified locations", said Dan Gavitt, the NCAA's senior vice president of basketball.
Nirenberg also said San Antonio continues to define for other cities what the ideal Final Four experience should be like for fans.
According to a study from Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business, the Valley brought in $324.5 million in economic impact thanks to the presence of the Final Four, the biggest event-triggered boost other than the Super Bowl.