NCAA Announces Future Final Four Dates
March Madness and the Final Four is one of the biggest sports events on the American calendar. Upsets, buzzer-beaters, and historic plays happen every week and it does not stop until a team is crowned champion. The NCAA has announced where the madness will end from 2027-30.
In 2027, the Final Four will be in Detroit, Mich., at Ford Field. In 2028, it will be in Las Vegas, Nev., at Allegiant Stadium. In 2029, Indianapolis, Ind., will host at Lucas Oil Stadium. Finally, Arlington, Texas, will be hosting in 2030 at AT&T Stadium.
The big surprise out of the bunch is Las Vegas Nev. Vegas has never hosted a big-time sporting event on the likes of the Super Bowl or the College Football Playoff National Championship. The city has been in the running for both of these events but March Madness is the first to pull the trigger on bringing it to Vegas. With the success of the Las Vegas Raiders and Allegiant Stadium, the NCAA decided to reward them with a marquee event that would bring in lots of people to "The Sin City".
Besides Las Vegas, all of the other cities have at least held one Final Four before. Detroit hosted the Final Four once back in 2009. North Carolina won the title and beat Michigan State, Villanova and UConn. North Texas has hosted two Final Fours where Louisville won in 1986 and UConn in 2014.
Out of all the cities that have ever hosted the Final Four, Indianapolis has hosted the tournament the most times. Currently, Indianapolis has hosted eight Final Fours in 1980, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2006, 2010, 2015, and 2021. Indy also has two more Final Fours coming back to the city in 2026 and 2029.