The NCAA Tournament is one of the greatest events in all of sports. That cannot be argued. With that being said, it should come as little too no surprise that places would want to host the event’s pinnacle, the Final Four.
According to reports a new venue is making a hard push to grab a future hosting gig. With a new $1 billion football stadium built — which has already landed them a Super Bowl in 2018 — Minnesota will make official bids on the Final Four from 2017-2020.
Later today (Tuesday), Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will be joined by local business people and sports personalities for a conference. That is expected to happen at 2 p.m. CST.
The Twin Cities have hosted the Final Four before, in 1992 and 2001 .
Also according to reports, Minnesota is one of the eight finalists for the 2018 Final Four. The announcements for the 2018’s host will be this November. However, without having an earlier round scheduled to take place in the city, fully expect Minnesota to truly turn their attention to the 2019-20 Final Four bidding war.
Despite having a brand spanking new facility, the new stadium was passed for the 2017 College Football National Championship Game this past November. Which has very little to do with their chances of getting the Final Four, but words — you know.