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NCAA PICKS ATLANTA, NEW ORLEANS FOR WOMEN'S FINAL FOURS
Published July 7, 1999
Atlanta was awarded the 2003 Women's Final Four at the GA Dome, and the NCAA picked New Orleans from a field of five final cities to host the 2004 Women's Final Four at the New Orleans Arena (New Orleans Arena). In Detroit, Angelique Chengelis writes that the Detroit group was "confident they made a solid presentation." Mid-Continent Commissioner John Steinbrecher, a member of the group: "We're obviously disappointed because we put a lot of work into this. But at the same time, it was a learning experience." Chengelis notes that 12 cities made "initial bids" and Detroit, Charlotte and Memphis were finalists (DETROIT NEWS, 7/7). Charlotte Regional Sports Commission Exec Dir Jeff Beaver, on the city's bid: "Quite frankly I'm a little surprised. ... They told us they'd be interested down the road" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 7/7).