SACRAMENTO FINALLY Named FOR FOUR FOUR NCAA FUTURE FUTURE
INDIANAPOLIS – Sacramento is one of seven cities that have been selected by the Division I Women’s Basketball Committee as finalists to host the NCAA Women’s Four Finals from 2027 to 2031. Sacramento State has partnered with Visit Sacramento , Sacramento Kings/Golden 1 Center, and City of Sacramento for the bidding process for games to be held at the Golden1 Center if selected.
“We are grateful to all the cities that submitted bids to host the Women’s Finals in the future,” said Nina King, committee chair and athletic director at Duke. “The growing interest in this bid cycle, from so many cities across the country, is the result of the continued growth of women’s basketball and support for the premier national championship of We’re confident that the fourth Women’s Finals to be held at any of these venues will thrive.”
Other finalist cities under consideration include Columbus, Ohio (National Arena); Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Arena); Indianapolis (Gainbridge Fieldhouse); Portland, Oregon (Moda Center); San Antonio (Alamodome); and Tampa, Florida (Amalie Arena).
Finalist cities will submit their final bids by July 1, staff and committee members will conduct site visits throughout August and September. Finalists will be required to present to the committee in mid-November, after which the committee will vote and announce future host cities for the years 2027-2031.
Both Sacramento and Portland are bidding to host their first Women’s Finals. Columbus is hosting in 2018 and Dallas is hosting in 2017 and will host again in 2023, while Indianapolis (2005, 2011 and 2016), San Antonio (2002, 2010 and 2021) and Tampa (2008, 2015 and 2019). ) has hosted many times.
The 2023 Women’s Four Finals at the American Airlines Center in Dallas will bring together championship matches for all three NCAA divisions. Cleveland (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse) will host in 2024, followed by Tampa (Amalie Arena) in 2025. Phoenix (Footprint Center) will host for the first time in 2026.
For the latest on the Four Women Finals, visit ncaa.com/womensfinalfour.