Detroit Loses Out On Final Four bid

Detroit Loses Out On Final Four bid

Oregon's Dylan Ennis, top, reacts as Jordan Bell (1) watches his after the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against North Carolina, Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz.

San Antonio has hosted men's Final Four games in 1998, 2004, 2008 and 2018, and the NCAA Women's Final Four in 2002 and 2010.

Houston was among several cities vying for a Final Four appearance between 2023 and 2026.

The NCAA announced Monday that it has selected Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio and Indianapolis to host the Final Four from 2023 through 2026, respectively. The Valley hosted its first Final Four in 2017.

Indianapolis has also been the host for an NCAA Men's Basketball Regional on five occasions (1940, 1979, 2009, 2013 and 2014) with the Regional returning in 2020. "All those cities have hosted the event with overwhelming success in recent years, and yet all of them approached the bid process with an unassuming energy". Only Kansas City, which was the site of 10 Final Fours from 1940-88, has been the site of more.

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"I think one of things we said to the NCAA is that, "we know the transportation is an issue". Critics, however, point to events being spread out through the Valley, Uber surge pricing, and the lack of Light Rail, something Glendale nixed again just past year.

Indianapolis last hosted the Final Four in 2015 with a two-day attendance total of more than 143,000. "We look forward to bringing the NCAA's marquee championship back to those locations". "That will only improve what already is good".

The 2019 Final Four will take place in Minneapolis, while Atlanta will host the 2020 event, Indianapolis will be the site for the 2021 Final Four and New Orleans will host in 2022.

Johnson wasn't keen about harping on Phoenix's past mega-event history. "We want to make that ease of getting out to the stadium as best as they can". "It is the strategic investments that we have made together as a community that allows us to continue to see our profile lifted on an worldwide stage". "But if I had to give my best guess, it was that we just showed them that we could do it".

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