- The Division I Men's NCAA Basketball committee has selected the Final Four game sites for the upcoming years of 2017 through 2021. Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ will host in 2017, San Antonio, TX in 2018, Minneapolis, MN in 2019, Atlanta, GA in 2020 and Indianapolis, IN for 2021. Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium will also host to 2015 final four.
“This certainly was a very competitive process, so selecting Indianapolis to host the 2021 Final Four presented the committee an opportunity to select four other cities for the original span of the bid cycle,” said Dan Gavitt, NCAA vice president of men’s basketball. “The agreement we have with the city of Indianapolis provides flexibility to the site selection process, so any reasonable option that benefited the event while maintaining the integrity of the bid process for the other finalist cities was considered. The Indianapolis local organizing committee was receptive of the idea and assured us that they would be prepared with guarantees from the venues and local hotels.” San Antonio, which hosted the event three times from 1998-2008, was selected to host in 2018. Renovations are planned for the Alamodome, which will become the sixth facility to host at least four Final Fours.
Two buildings currently under construction will host the 2019 and 2020 Final Four tournaments.
Minneapolis most recently hosted the Final Four in 2001, and will stage the event for the fourth time in 2019 at the new Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium. This will be the city’s third venue to crown a national champion. Williams Arena hosted the national title game in 1951, while the Metrodome hosted the Final Four in 1992 and 2001.
- Columbus, OH will host the 2018 NCAA Women's Final Four. New Orleans will host the Women's Final Four for a record 4 time in 2020. They also hosted the 1991, 2004 and 2013 games.
- The Ohio State Buckeyes chances of playing in the National Championship game this year just increased, according to Vegas oddsmakers. The Buckeyes are now tied for 3rd with Florida State with 6/1 odds. Alabama is 2nd with 5/2 odds and Oregon has the best chance with 15/4 odds.