Minneapolis (Sept. 20, 2018) – On Monday, Sept. 24, the National Collegiate Athletic Association® (NCAA) is set to announce the cities it has chosen to host the Women’s Final Four in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024.
Minneapolis is one of seven cities vying for the honor, under a bidding process spearheaded locally by University of Minnesota Athletics, Sports Minneapolis and Target Center. Media are invited to the viewing party to watch the live announcement, set for 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24. Interview opportunities will immediately follow.
WHAT: NCAA Women’s Final Four Announcement Viewing Party
- A short news conference and opportunities for one-on-one interviews will take place immediately following the announcement.
WHEN: Monday, Sept. 24
- Media check-in begins at 12:30 p.m. Official NCAA announcement will be made at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Target Center’s TCL SixOneTwo Lounge
- Located on the skyway level of Target Center across from the Jack Link’s store
- Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey*
- University of Minnesota Director of Athletics Mark Coyle
- Melvin Tennant, Executive Director of Sports Minneapolis, President & CEO of Meet Minneapolis Hugh Lombardi, Regional Vice President-AEG Facilities & General Manager-Target Center
- Minnesota Women’s Head Basketball Coach Lindsey Whalen will be available at 3 p.m., following practice, at the Charlie & Kathy Cunningham Women's Basketball Performance Center.
*Scheduled to attend; subject to change
ABOUT SPORTS MINNEAPOLIS
Sports Minneapolis is focused on recruiting, enhancing and producing sporting events in the Minneapolis area for the benefit of our community. In addition to generating significant estimated economic impact, amateur and professional sports events can help connect the community through sport, fostering health and wellness.
Minneapolis is on a winning streak with major sports events, and Sports Minneapolis has played a major role in securing many of the recent and upcoming events to the region including: Super Bowl LII in 2018, the X Games (2017-2020), the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game and the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four. Sports Minneapolis has also been instrumental in locking in other sports events for Minneapolis, such as: Northern Lights Junior Volleyball Qualifier, USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships, and USA Taekwondo, as well as many other professional, collegiate and amateur sporting events.
For more information, visit sportsminneapolis.org.
Kim Insley, PR and Communications Manager, 612-767-8118, KimI@minneapolis.org
Kathy McCarthy, PR and Communications Director, 612-767-8048, KathyM@minneapolis.org
Karl Anderson, Assistant Director of Communications, 612-910-2564, email@example.com