Jan 27, 2014, 4:18 PM EDT
On Monday, the NCAA announced eight potential sites for the men’s basketball Final Four during the 2017-2020 seasons.
The eight finalists announced by the NCAA are Atlanta, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, New Orleans, North Texas, Phoenix/Glendale, San Antonio and St. Louis.
The eight finalists have combined to host 24 Final Fours and are also scheduled to host the next two. Some of the names on the list are quite familiar with hosting the Final Four and others, like Minneapolis, would love to get another Final Four after waiting for over a decade.
The 2014 Final Four will be played in North Texas, Indianapolis will host in 2015 and Houston hosts the Final Four in 2016.
If you’re wondering what it takes for a city to host a Final Four, according to the NCAA, men’s Final Four venues, “must hold a minimum of 60,000 fans, and host cities or regions must be able to provide at least 10,000 full-service hotel rooms within reasonable proximity to the competition venue.”
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