Correction: the Final Four will be in Houston in 2011 and 2016, not 2010 as originally reported.
Great news for Houston sports fans today:
Reliant Stadium has been selected to host the men’s basketball Final Four in 2016, the NCAA announced today.
The national finals that year will be April 2-4 in Houston.
That’s great news. We hosted a regional final this past year and it went very well. Everyone who I spoke with thought Reliant Stadium worked as a basketball venue and the environment was great. The NCAA announced other cities who will be hosting the Final Four games as well:
In addition to New Orleans getting the 2012 event, Atlanta will host it in 2013, Dallas-Fort Worth in 2014, Indianapolis in 2015 and Houston in 2016.
The 2014 Final Four in Dallas-Forth Worth will be held at the new Dallas Cowboys stadium that is in the final stages of construction.
That will be a trick to host the games in an 80,000+ seat venue. Good luck Dallas…
In the past few years we have hosted the MLB and NBA All Star games, Superbowl XXXVIII, NCAA Regional Finals, Big 12 Championship game, Bowl Games, and the World Series. Now, all we need is a real football team and maybe we could host an NFL playoff game! Here’s hoping.