One of America's biggest sporting events is coming back to North Texas.
The Final Four will return to Arlington and AT&T Stadium in 2030, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee announced Tuesday.
This will be the second time the Final Four will be held at AT&T Stadium, which hosted the event in 2014. Before that, the event was held in DFW only once before, when Dallas hosted it in 1986.
Chris Reynolds, the chair of the committee and the director of athletics at Bradley, said that the NCAA was "really impressed with how the presenters from Detroit and North Texas rebounded from the disappointment of not being awarded a Final Four in the previous cycle." Detroit was awarded the Final Four in 2027 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.
“These communities should be proud of the leadership displayed by everyone involved with making these bids and ultimately earning the privilege to host an event of this magnitude. Both will be great locations at which to play the Final Four," said Reynolds.
The NCAA also announced Tuesday that Dallas will host the South Regional in 2024. It's unknown where those games will be played, but they will likely be held at American Airlines Center. The NCAA also announced that the 2031 Women's Final Four will be held in Dallas. This news comes as the city is making preparations to host the Women's Final Four in 2023.
Other cities winning Final Four bids for the men's tournament Tuesday were Las Vegas in 2028 and Indianapolis in 2029.