NCAA Committee Begins Final Four Host City Selection Process
The NCAA D-I Men's Basketball Committee has formally started the process to identify the next round of Final Four hosts for '17-20, with the intention of announcing the cities in November '14. Prospective bid cities have until Oct. 11 to submit a declaration of intent to bid. Venues must hold a minimum of 60,000 fans and host cities or regions must be able to provide 10,000 full-service hotel rooms convenient to the venue (NCAA).
Meanwhile, sources said that "at least four cities will bid" to host the '16 College Football Playoff championship game, while "at least six cities will pursue" the '17 title game (ESPN.com, 9/19).