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The 2026 Men's Final Four is scheduled for April 4 and 6, 2026, at Lucas Oil Stadium.

San Antonio was one of seven cities vying for the marquee event in 2023-2026 cycle, including Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, North Texas and Phoenix.

The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee announced today that San Antonio will be the site for the 2025 NCAA Men's Final Four.

AT&T Stadium set a Final Four attendance record back in 2014, when the championship and two semi-final games collectively drew a crowd of 158,682. "We at Indiana Sports Corp are delighted that the city of Indianapolis has been awarded this opportunity and would like to thank the NCAA Men's Basketball Selection Committee for trusting us with their event".

Add those sites to the following host cities, which were already in place and you're looking at at least another eight years - and probably much longer - of Final Fours in enormous venues.

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"We are thrilled for the cities of Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio and Indianapolis".

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The cities were chosen from a group that also included Los Angeles, Detroit and North Texas.

"Every city wants a Final Four and we were one of seven to come down to the end with the best pitch so we were glad to be one of the last standing, one of the four that got selected", Nirenberg said.

But the stadium won't have a chance to top that mark anytime soon.

"We thought they could have gone either way", for a Final Four site in the west, Johnson said.

Economic impact from the 2017 Final Four was an estimated $324.5 million, according to a student by ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business.

The concerns, however, are water under the bridge issues for Johnson, who knows that getting back into the rotation is a big step for future Final Fours.

The other known Final Four cities at this point include Minnesota for 2019, Atlanta for 2020, and New Orleans for 2022.


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