Houston, San Antonio and Indianapolis join Phoenix as cities selected Monday to host Final Fours from 2023 to 2026.
The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee announced today that San Antonio will be the site for the 2025 NCAA Men's Final Four.
"The state of Indiana is a place with deep roots in the basketball community, making it our privilege and honor to host the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four for the ninth time", said Ryan Vaughn, Indiana Sports Corp President.
Officials from the city, including San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and, City Manager Sheryl Sculley, as well as members of local organizing committee - University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Incarnate Word, San Antonio Sports, and Visit San Antonio - were on hand for a watch party at the Alamodome for the NCAA's announcement. "We look forward to bringing the NCAA's marquee championship back to those locations".
Houston has hosted the Final Four in 1971, 2011 and 2016.
The Alamo City was awarded the 2025 NCAA Men's Final Four on Tuesday months after it hosted a highly successful Final Four in April.
►Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. The Valley beat out Los Angeles in bidding process. After the Tar Heels' Marcus Paige drained a game-tying three-pointer with 4.7 seconds remaining, Kris Jenkins answered with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to lift the Wildcats to a 77-74 win. All those cities have hosted the event with overwhelming success in recent years, and yet all of them approached the bid process with an unassuming energy.
"We had confidence in what we had done (in 2017)", Johnson said.
"NRG Stadium has clearly become the top venue in the nation for exciting sports championships over the past couple of years", said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, also in a statement.
"I think we've got the best hospitality in the world".
The economic impact is big. "They agreed with us and the Final Four is coming back to where it belongs in San Antonio, Texas".
Johnson said a Final Four executive director likely will be named in 2022.