NCAA’s Final Four May Move to Arenas
The NCAA and the men’s basketball selection committee have discussed the possibility of moving the Final Four out of a dome and into an arena in a major metropolitan city.
The Final Four, booked through 2016, hasn’t been played in an arena since 1996.
(NCAA Executive VP Mark) Lewis told ESPN.com on Thursday that when he was hired earlier this year, he took out a United States map and saw that both coasts are largely left off from hosting the Final Four.
“I don’t know where this will lead, if anywhere, but the right thing is to sit down and have these conversations and see if we want our championship in more than eight cities or do we like playing exclusively in domes,” Lewis said.